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Hamilton ’s Ghosts

Hamilton ’s Ghosts Review Essay Hamilton: An American Musical. Thomas Kail, director; Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, Jeffrey Seller, and the Public Theater, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer, book, music, and lyrics; Ron Chernow, historical consultant. Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, performance date, August 6, 2015. Hamilton: The Revolution. By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1455539741. Hardcover. Pp. 288. $45.00. Hamilton: An American Musical (CD). By Lin-Manuel Miranda. Orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter for the Roots. 2015. Lyrics enclosed. Atlantic Records 551093-2. At the end of the first act of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, a ghost makes an appearance. Immediately following the heart-warming duet “Dear Theodosia,” Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, approaches him with a letter. Before she speaks, a blue light illuminates the spectral presence of Hamilton’s close friend John Laurens next to them. “I may not live to see our glory / But I will gladly join the flight,” the ghost of Laurens sings as Eliza tells Alexander that it is not Laurens but his friend’s father who has written (131). Alexander is stunned to learn that Laurens was killed in battle 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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Review Essay Hamilton: An American Musical. Thomas Kail, director; Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, Jeffrey Seller, and the Public Theater, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer, book, music, and lyrics; Ron Chernow, historical consultant. Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, performance date, August 6, 2015. Hamilton: The Revolution. By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1455539741. Hardcover. Pp. 288. $45.00. Hamilton: An American Musical (CD). By Lin-Manuel Miranda. Orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter for the Roots. 2015. Lyrics enclosed. Atlantic Records 551093-2. At the end of the first act of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, a ghost makes an appearance. Immediately following the heart-warming duet “Dear Theodosia,” Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, approaches him with a letter. Before she speaks, a blue light illuminates the spectral presence of Hamilton’s close friend John Laurens next to them. “I may not live to see our glory / But I will gladly join the flight,” the ghost of Laurens sings as Eliza tells Alexander that it is not Laurens but his friend’s father who has written (131). Alexander is stunned to learn that Laurens was killed in battle

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 30, 2017

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