SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AND THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, PART 2: POLITICS, HISTORY, ECONOMICS, GENDER, AND HEALTH (IN-PERSON)

Instructor(s)
Arnold Hirshon
Vice Provost and University Librarian Emeritus, CWRU
Location
Landmark Centre Building
Date
Fridays, March 3–24
Time
10–11:30 a.m. ET

Interpreting social conscience through the history of the American musical is a unique means to understand our national values and priorities through a medium that aims to educate while entertaining an audience. Building upon the topics discussed in Part 1 of the course, Part 2 covers how the social concerns, needs, problems, and injustices of Americans have been addressed or explored in American Broadway musicals history regarding the environment, ethics, religion, politics, history and economics, as well as the portrayal of gender issues on stage, and individuals or communities facing health challenges (both physical and emotional). The course examines shows that were hits, flops, or have become dated or forgotten over time, including shows written by well-known and today unknown composers and lyricists. (Part 1 not required to participate)
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$70
Nonmember Cost
$85