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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

Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda; Jeremy McCarter
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing : Melcher Media, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Drama
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lin-Manuel Miranda; Jeremy McCarter
ISBN: 9781455539741 1455539740
OCLC Number: 920451537
Notes: 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.
Credits: This book was produced by Melcher Media.
Awards: The New York Times Best Seller List.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 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. 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.
Other Titles: Hamilton (Libretto)
Responsibility: by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.

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Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
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