Six! The Musical: The Life and Times of King Henry VIII and his Wives – Tuesday – Spring 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 6 – 9
Tuesday, April 18 2023 @ 3:00PM – Tuesday, June 20 2023 @ 4:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:6 – 9
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)
AP / Honors / NCAA ApprovedNCAA Approved Course
- Tuesday, April 18 2023 @ 3:00PM EDT
- Tuesday, June 20 2023 @ 4:30PM EDT
- Event Categories:
- Art/Drama/Film Study/Music, Electives / Multi-Disciplinary, NCAA Approved Courses, Social Studies / History / Geography, Writing / Literature / Grammar
- Event Tags:
- drama, Eva Goldstein-Meola, History, Literature, Middle School, multi-disciplinary, music, Spring 2023
Six: The Musical is one of the NEWEST sensations on Broadway! This powerful 75 minute – eight song musical is teaching a bit of history! This award winning, masterpiece written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss modern is the retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert, as the Queens take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most due to Henry and should, therefore, become the group’s lead singer.
In this class, we will delve deep into the history of King Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and his other wives! We will also analyze unique vocabulary, figurative language, and literary analysis. We will use the lyrics from the 8 powerful songs to learn more about the historical figures and their motives! And finally, we will look for hidden meanings in this musical phenomenon!
Please note: There are mature themes, profanity and a few references to sex used in the songs in this play. Although this is not going to be our focus, please be aware that they are in the lyrics.
Homework is approximately two hours per week. Please join us for this powerful class.
Ninth graders can take .5 (1/2) credit for English, Drama or Elective.
NOTE: Registration deadline is April 1, 2023.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
An excellent course!
After watching Hamilton the musical, students will participate in a highly interactive discussion based class. Each week, a new part of the history is reviewed, and the class dives between the lines of the musical. Mrs. Eva makes this class a fun learning environment, and encourages students to share their thoughts and opinions. This class is truly one that you must consider when registering for courses.