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Hamilton: The Revolution - Jeremy McCarter, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton: The Revolution
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-a-generation... show more
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781455539741 (1455539740)
ASIN: 1455539740
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.0 Hamilton: The Revolution
I am one of the lemmings obsessed with Hamilton these past few years. No shame. Listened to this in audio format and it was narrated by the lovely Mariska Hargitay. Her voice is very nice to listen to, although I do wonder if the recording was her first time through (either an audiobook or this pa...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Hamilton: The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Rather the Annotated Hamilton, in form, with the libretto to one side of each page, and extensive sidenotes on the other, pointing out puns and allusions (so many of both). There are also lovely photos, and a lot of information about how the show came together, with cast and music and costuming and ...
Jess Reads
Jess Reads rated it
5.0 Hamilton: The Revolution
One of the most remarkable things about musical theatre is how profoundly it changes lives. I've read scripts and listened to soundtracks all my life, but I haven't read a story of how a show singularly redefined the genre since RENT was published (with the behind the scenes/libretto printed in faux...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Hamilton: The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda,Jeremy McCarter,Jeremy McCarter
Rather the Annotated Hamilton, in form, with the libretto to one side of each page, and extensive sidenotes on the other, pointing out puns, and allusions. There are also lovely photos, and a lot of information about how the show came together, with cast and music and costuming and stage design and ...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.5 Hamilton: The Revolution
The Story: I have recently become OBSESSED, I repeat, obsessssssed with this show. I listen to the sound track daily and most days more than once. I am counting the days til the show hits the road and perhaps then I’ll have a chance to see it. This narrative give so much incite into the songs, the c...
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