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Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America

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  • ISBN: 9781455567539
  • ISBN: 1455567531
  • ISBN: 9781455539741
  • ISBN: 1455539740
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource (287 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing : [2016]

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General Note: Includes libretto and photographs from the musical, as well as an account of the creation of the musical, from the composition of the first song of the show in 2009 to the opening night in 2015.
Formatted Contents Note: On the origins of revolution, both national & musical, with reference to opening numbers & White House raps -- In which Tommy Kail is introduced, and his adventures with Lin surveyed -- Giving the history of Ron Chernow, along with remarks on who may play a founding father -- In which the character of New York City is considered in its musical and scenic aspects, by reference to David Korins and a curious episode of historical vertigo -- Stakes is high; or, what happened at Lincoln Center and what came after, including lunch with Jeffrey Seller -- On the orchestrating techniques of Alex Lacamoire, with lively appearances by Van Halen, Elmo, and an actual Beatle -- On the character of George Washington and the character of Chris Jackson -- Concerning the lady and the tramp, in olden days and our own, with reference to "Helpless" and many songs that feature Ja Rule -- On the perfect union of actor and role, with allusion to Renée Elise Goldsberry -- The same subject continued, with allusion to Leslie Odom, Jr., plus remarks on the virtues and merits of union -- Wherein mobb deep is sampled, and the immortal Biggie Smalls is revived -- Of Oskar Eustis, his politics, his eventful career, his thoughts on verse drama, and his stewardship of The Public Theater, with a word about The Pharcyde -- On Phillipa Soo and the trouble with goodness -- On Paul Tazewell and the fashion of revolution -- By which it will appear that good history makes good drama, and in which Sebastian Miranda makes his debut -- On "Non-Stop," both the song and the way of life, as manifest by Andy Blankenbuehler and The Public Theater's props department --
Summary, etc.: Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Musicals -- Librettos
Hamilton, Alexander -- 1757-1804 -- Drama
Miranda, Lin-Manuel -- 1980-
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism
Genre/Form: Librettos.
Electronic books.
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