FOUNDER LEVEL Richard Bell | Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Richard Bell | Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Friday, July 3, 6:00 pm
Live, from our living rooms, it’s Hamilton-mania! As this Tony-Award winning musical rolls onto Disney+, its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: An American Musical puts center stage.
In this virtual talk, historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical got right and got wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States and about why that matters. We’ll examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We’ll also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made?
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