Theatre and Drama 619:

Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution

with Sarah Marty


About this Course

 Hamilton: An American Musical has taken the country by storm – from a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and multiple Tony Awards to sold-out houses and unprecedented media coverage.  In this course we’ll explore the musical from a variety of perspectives.

  • Why is the show described as a game changer?
  • How does it build on and challenge past musical and theatrical traditions?
  • How is history translated into a stage production?
  • How does the show incorporate popular music and dance and follow the hip hop narrative?
  • How does the production reflect and comment on current political issues?
  • How is it shaping the future of the entertainment industry?

This, and much more, in an interdisciplinary exploration of a cultural phenomenon.

This course will count towards your Liberal Arts electives.

Summer 2017 Session Course Structure

The first five weeks of class (June 19-July 23) are on your own time with all content available online. You’ll have readings, podcasts, and videos to complete and will write a short response paper each week.

We’ll meet in person for one week only: Monday-Friday, July 24-28 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Final projects for credit students will be due August 11.

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Theatre & Drama 619: Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution Dates


June 19 – July 23

In Person:

July 24 – July 28th

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Meet Your Professor

Sarah Marty

Sarah Marty

Arts entrepreneur, teacher, performing arts professional, and production manager for campus and community events

  • Program director, Madison Early Music Festival
  • Experienced event producer and production manager for large-scale campus and community events
  • Developed curriculum for UW Arts Enterprise course; teach through the Bolz Center and Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Producing artistic director, Four Seasons Theatre
  • Production manager for large-scale events including UW Varsity Band Show and “Change Your Mind. Change the World,” with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
  • Member of Faculty Team that created the “Shakespeare in Community” MOOC, April/May 2015
  • UW Blended Learning Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Recipient, UW Arts Institute 2008 Bartell Award for Excellence in the Arts, for work on campus and in community


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