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“Hamilton’s History Remix,” with Richard Bell, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical was completely sold out at the Kennedy Center this past summer, and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: The Musical puts center stage.
Join Richard Bell, who previously wowed Profs and Pints audiences with his talks on Benjamin Franklin and on African Americans in the American Revolution, for a great examination of the history underlying the musical. In a talk aimed at people who’ve seen the show or know the soundtrack, he’ll explore the Hamilton phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show business.
We’ll learn what this amazing musical got right and got wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States, and why that matters. We’ll examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based.
We will also talk about 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?
Do you love to learn? Would you enjoy hearing scholars discuss fascinating topics in a setting where you can ask questions and be around people who share your interests? Profs and Pints is here for you!
Profs and Pints brings college faculty members into bars, cafés, company offices, and other off-campus venues to share their knowledge. They speak on subjects of broad interest, including local history, their region’s environment, emerging trends in business or politics, and the ideas and innovations transforming our society and culture. In addition, Profs and Pints instructors offer practical instruction that improves lives. They can teach skills such as how to write persuasively, plant a garden, tend to mind and body, or plan for retirement.
Profs and Pints offers you all of this without asking that you apply for admission, pay steep tuition, or worry about quizzes or grades. At most, you might need to buy a modestly priced ticket to get in the door. Depending on where the event is staged, you may be able to order tasty beers, delicious meals, or hot espresso to go with all of that knowledge you’ll take in.
You won’t earn college credits but you’ll leave knowing more.
Learning with Profs and Pints: It’s a bright idea.