Social Conscience and the Broadway Musical (In-Person)

Arnold Hirshon
Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian, CWRU (retired)
Landmark Centre Building
Fridays, September 9 - 30
10 - 11:30 a.m ET

This course will address the importance of community, religious freedom, civil rights, business ethics, labor relations, politics, and government corruption as recurring themes throughout the history of musical theater. The course explores both shows that were hits and continue to be performed today, as well as flops and shows that have become dated or forgotten. The shows were written both by well-known and unknown composers and lyricists. 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.

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