It was interesting, clear and to the point. I learned something new. The clips of the musical cleared up the points made. Thank you
Dr. Bell was most enlightening telling us about the truths and what was false in the show. I don't think you can make a show 2 hours long and tell everything.Besides the "everything" would just slow down all that action. I am a fan of the real Alexander Hamilton by Chernow and having Lin Manuel Miranda find in him - a reason to make a wonderful theatrical event made my heart glad! I will add though, that "rap" was a common event that Gilbert and Sullivan started a very long time ago. So I can't give "rap" the credit that those who are not familiar with G and S seem to give it! By the way we called it "patter".
As a dedicated Hamilton fan, I have participated in/listened to/read many sessions about him. Yet, I still learned so many things from Dr. Bell's session on "Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History". As a fellow college educator, I also learned tips in engaging the audience throughout the session via an organized approach. So, I feel like it was a win-win for me.
Dr. Bell clearly liked the musical “Hamilton,” but he also had questions to discuss about how accurate the history was in the show. If you’re planning to see “Hamilton,” this is a good lecture to hear before you go. If you’ve already seen “Hamilton,” Dr. Bell will give you a renewed appreciation for what Lin-Manuel Miranda accomplished.
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