Additional Learning, Listening, and Viewing
Check out these resources for additional learning about the history of gospel music and Sophocles!
- Gospel Mood Board Playlists: Apple Music and Spotify
- Listen to these playlists featuring incredible gospel music, compiled by Director Mark J.P. Hood and Production Dramaturg Wenke (Coco) Huang, respectively.
- The Ancients Podcast: Sophocles’ Lost Plays (53:00)
- Curious about what Sophocles wrote, aside from the trilogy? Check out this podcast.
- The History of Ancient Greece Podcast: Sophocles (55:54)
- Learn more about Sophocles, his life, and his work through this podcast and accompanying timeline.
- For The Culture: The History of Black Music Podcast Series (47:10)
- This page includes a podcast on the history of gospel as a genre of Black music, along with videos of essential artists in gospel.
- NPR Podcasts: Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments (a series of 2:00 audio clips)
- This series of short clips capture some of the most indelible moments in the history of gospel music.
- The Birth of Gospel – A Chicago Stories Documentary (55:47)
- Learn about the origins of Gospel Music – invented right here in Chicago!
- Will Power at TEDxSMU (9:44)
- Will Power is a playwright and performer of The Seven, an adaptation of Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes. In this TED Talk, he explores the intersection of history, storytelling, truth, and progress.