Objectives: Learn about the history of the murders at Glensheen mansion in Duluth, MN and reflect on dramatic adaptations of historical events.
Tools/Resources: Pen and paper.
1) Watch the segment and discuss:
a. What are the challenges of adapting real life events for the stage?
b. What elements make a true tale a candidate for adaptation?
2) What other moments in history would you like to see adapted into a musical?
a. What characteristics of a story lend itself to a musical?
b. Do you think musicals or plays make people more curious about the history conveyed?
3) Choose a historical moment and identify dramatic points that could be adapted into a song.
a. What genre could it be (hip hop, country, R&B)?
b. Write a list of possible song titles for your musical track.