Public Program, Online Event Hamilton the Musical 22 October 2020.Thursday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Richard Bell, University of Maryland Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Fall_2020/6406_hamilton_postconservation_work_lg.jpg

America has Hamilton-mania! Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage. In this talk, Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. Bell will examine what the musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States. He will also discuss 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?

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.