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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: 1455539740
  • ISBN: 9781455539741
  • ISBN: 1455567531
  • ISBN: 9781455567539
  • Physical Description: 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: In New York you can be a new man, or, the story of Oak and Daveed -- An account of rapping for the children, who will one day rap for themselves -- Did they or didn't they? Or, some discourse on affairs -- In which advantages are derived from listening to the Broadway old masters and Jasmine Cephas Jones -- On being in "The Room Where It Happens" with the cast of A Chorus Line, plus a brief account of Nevin Steinberg bringing boom-bap to Broadway with speakers the size of refrigerators -- A picture of the recording studio, featuring learned comments by Questlove and a thrown shoe -- On the origin and persistence of our national shame -- Of Jonathan Groff, his royal character, his notable career, his dressing room décor &C. -- On killing your darlings, with reference to "The Adams Administration," the seductions of Ben Franklin, and songs on the cutting-room floor -- In which the hero blows up his spot, with the assistance of Howell Binkley's lights and other forms of ingenious stagecraft -- Giving an account of a hurricane, with a notable appearance by President Obama, and the remarkable rise of Anthony Ramos -- A grieving chapter: on losses beyond words -- Containing a dialogue on ambition, and some topical comments, from David Brooks and Christopher Hayes -- Further thoughts on ambition, as it pertains to the playwright and the enigmatic Burr -- How the duel was fought, and rewritten, and fought again, as the clock ran out -- What is a legacy? Or, a sketch of opening night, and what came after, and what might come next.
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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