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The Social Significance of the Musical "Hair"

Summary: The musical and movie "Hair" was a celebration of Hippie ideals that rebel against conformity and the Vietnam War. The Hippie ethos in this work consists of drugs, sex, racial equality, pacifism and boundless love.
Hair, a "tribal-rock musical" (Barnes), captures the attitudes and idealisms of the Hippie movement of the 1960's. Written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music and lyrics by Galt McDermot, Hair illustrates Hippies' repudiation of conventional social conformity. The film tells the story of a man named Claude, a small town man drafted into the Vietnamese War, who spends a few days in New York before filling his militaristic duties. Claude encounters Berger, a nonconformist Hippie, and his friends, who introduce Claude to their life of drugs, sex, racial equality, pacifism and boundless love. In New York, Claude also falls in love with a woman named Sheila. Although Berger and his friends make a desperate attempt to transform Claude's life more meaningful by introducing him to Hippie idealisms, ultimately, Claude enters in military. Before entering the war, Berger poses as Claude at boot camp to give Claude...

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