Dr. Gillian Rodger presents "The Past Is a Foreign Country: The Unfamiliar World of Nineteenth-Century Popular Entertainment." Dr. Rodger is associate professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her ongoing research interests cluster around popular musical theater of nineteenth-century America and working-class popular culture. She is exploring the early history of musical theater (the form that preceded vaudeville) and its connection to other musical theater forms including minstrelsy and burlesque.
Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.
Dr. Mark Williams, (616) 331-3484