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THE JEWISH STORYTELLING OF BROADWAY (ONLINE)
A course exploring Jewish composers and lyricists in Musical Theatre, from the early 20th century through to today. Together we will learn about the Jewish roots of Musicals and the life stories of the visionaries who shaped the genre and influenced it, in ways both visible and invisible. How did these artists’ Jewish heritage find its way into their creations? What was the wider societal context of their groundbreaking work, as experienced then and re-examined now? Alongside historic and cultural analysis expect many delightful viewings of songs and scenes from the repertoire of these Jewish legends. Stav holds a bachelor of fine arts in Musical Theatre and will occasionally weave her musical skills into the program – and you, too, are invited to sing along!
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
No prior knowledge about the subject is needed.
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course.
All course material is not included in the course cost. Reading recommendations may be provided by the teacher, and to be purchased by the participants.
About the teacher
Stav Meishar is an award-winning queer performance maker, multidisciplinary stage artist, academic researcher and educator. Their work explores the amalgamation of history and current affairs using tools from the worlds of theater, circus, and contemporary performance. Stav majored in Musical Theater with a double minor in Jewish Culture and Gender Studies.
Photo: Stav Meishar http://www.stavmeishar.com/public-speaking.html, collage of Funny Girl and Fiddler on the roof.