Rent Essay | "Rent": A Religious Phenomenon

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"Rent": A Religious Phenomenon

Summary: The musical "Rent" is a great example of a "cultural religion" in America. It synthesizes Catholic and Protestant traditions into a new teaching of the "Golden Rule."
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Generation X has finally taken out a lease on the future of theatre, and it looks like it is more than able to pay the "Rent" (Coulbourn 43). "Rent" is a musical for our time, for our generation and for generations to come. It has won numerous Tony Awards including best musical, book, score, lyrics, and ensemble performance. This musical is an excellent representation of cultural religion and it has had a profound impact on society both in the 90's and today. "Rent" is not only a representation of the culture of the new millennium but is an excellent representation of the faith of a new generation.

"Rent is a time capsule for the `90's loaded with cultural references - Doc Martens, call waiting, voice mail, beepers, performance artists, a desert called Cyberland, parked trucks loaded with fertilizer and fuel oil, Peewee Herman, Tabloid TV, ATM's...

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