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Online Program

Online Lecture: Carefully Taught — American History & Broadway Musicals

Program No. 24623RJ
Join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about how musicals teach history.
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At a Glance

In his recent book, “Carefully Taught: American History Through Broadway Musicals,” Cary Ginell profiles many American musicals that were inspired by actual historical events. The theatrical productions address historical events from the Civil War and Vietnam to smaller but no less dramatic stories ranging from studies of American racism like "The Scottsboro Boys” and “Parade,” to whimsical satires like “Bye, Bye Birdie” and “Finian’s Rainbow.” In this lecture, Cary will discuss elements of many of these musicals, and show how real stories are often more dramatic than ones that are dreamed up by playwrights.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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