The broadway musical Hadestown, created by Anais Mitchell, retells the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice through a new lens, depicting Hell as a cruel sweatshop and those condemned to it as its laborers, with Hades being the greedy, power-hungry boss. Discuss the parallels to anti-capitalist theory as well as the class politics of those in Hell (working class) being physically and fundamentally separated from those above it.
There is also conflict within the story between the romantic qualities of being an artistic/musician (creating something) and the practical concerns (making money/having a stable existence). – Sean Gadus9 months ago
Mmmmm, my inner Broadway fan just went brrrr! :) I like this, and I haven't actually seen Hadestown. Might you consider a compare/contrast with other musicals? 9 to 5 and Newsies spring to mind. – Stephanie M.5 months ago