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Hamilton’s Ghosts

Hamilton’s Ghosts r e VIe W e SSAY Hamilton: An American Musical. Thomas Kail, director; Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, Jeffrey Seller, and the Public Theater, producers; l in-manuel miranda, writer, book, music, and lyrics; r on Chernow, historical con- sultant. r ichard r odgers Theatre, New York City, performance date, August 6, 2015. Hamilton: The Revolution. b y l in-m anuel m iranda and Jeremy m cCarter. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016. ISbN-13: 978-1455539741. Hardcover. Pp. 288. $45.00. Hamilton: An American Musical (CD). by l in-manuel miranda. o rches- trations by Alex l acamoire. Produced by Alex l acamoire, b ill Sherman, l in-manuel miranda, and Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter for the r oots. 2015. l yrics enclosed. Atlantic r ecords 551093-2. At the end of the first act of l in-manuel miranda’s Hamilton, a ghost makes an appearance. Immediately following the heart-warming duet “Dear Theodo- sia,” Alexander Hamilton’s wife, e liza, approaches him with a letter. b efore she speaks, a blue light illuminates the spectral presence of Hamilton’s close friend John l aurens next to them. “I may not live to see our glory / but I will gladly join the flight,” the ghost of l aurens http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Hamilton’s Ghosts

American Music , Volume 35 (2) – Aug 30, 2017

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

Abstract

r e VIe W e SSAY Hamilton: An American Musical. Thomas Kail, director; Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, Jeffrey Seller, and the Public Theater, producers; l in-manuel miranda, writer, book, music, and lyrics; r on Chernow, historical con- sultant. r ichard r odgers Theatre, New York City, performance date, August 6, 2015. Hamilton: The Revolution. b y l in-m anuel m iranda and Jeremy m cCarter. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016. ISbN-13: 978-1455539741. Hardcover. Pp. 288. $45.00. Hamilton: An American Musical (CD). by l in-manuel miranda. o rches- trations by Alex l acamoire. Produced by Alex l acamoire, b ill Sherman, l in-manuel miranda, and Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter for the r oots. 2015. l yrics enclosed. Atlantic r ecords 551093-2. At the end of the first act of l in-manuel miranda’s Hamilton, a ghost makes an appearance. Immediately following the heart-warming duet “Dear Theodo- sia,” Alexander Hamilton’s wife, e liza, approaches him with a letter. b efore she speaks, a blue light illuminates the spectral presence of Hamilton’s close friend John l aurens next to them. “I may not live to see our glory / but I will gladly join the flight,” the ghost of l aurens

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 30, 2017

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