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    Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

    Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    Where:
    Online
    Online, PA 00000
    When:
    • Wednesday July 15th 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Even in lockdown, America has Hamilton-mania! With Disney+ streaming the show this July, everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage.

     

    In this talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen the show, University of Maryland 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 gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United Sates and about why all that matters. We will 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.

    TICKETS
    Free - $15
    CONTACT
    Tess Galen
    2159252688

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