Hamilton

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

eBook - 2016 | First edition
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Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Grand Central Publishing :, Melcher Media,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781455567539
1455567531
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (287 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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Additional Contributors: McCarter, Jeremy 1976-

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I highly recommend this if you are a fan of the Musical Hamilton. Lin's footnotes throughout the lyrics with interspersed vignettes about the cast, crew and creative team is engrossing and gives the show a whole new depth.

The chapter covering It's Quiet Up Town is heart breaking, thoughtful and makes you see the song in a new light.

Truly a great companion to the soundtrack, and it is aesthetically pleasing for any bibliophiles library.

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lucyem_0
Aug 22, 2019

I own the book, and I love it. It's full of photos, lyrics, and all sorts of cool information. 100% reccomend it.

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Maslin_3
Jun 24, 2019

Get again when have time to read carfully. CHockfull of interesting footnotes to every line of lyrics.

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bettstop
Jun 05, 2019

Although I have not seen the actual play 'Hamilton I have listened to all the music and am a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda. This audiobook offered up much information about all the beginnings of the Broadway hit along with the people on stage and off. It connected me even deeper to this 21st century work of art. If you are a fan of the play you will probably enjoy this addition.

Elizabeth

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ar_isbae
Mar 24, 2018

Got to see the Hamilton twice and I still cry during the show. As a Broadway geek, #ham is one of the best Broadway shows that I have seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Listen to the soundtrack while reading this to REALLY get you in the Hamilton mood! (And to avoid FOMO of not getting tickets)

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abbyruth
Jul 28, 2017

I've had this book for about one week and i've read it twice already! It's so good!!! There is so much info about the musical and making it, also about the actors. My favourite part wast the fact that Lin Manual Miranda has over 200 comments in the script. Soooooooo Good! I also loved the look of the book. those thick "torn" pages are the best. warning the book is HUGE! :)

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white_cobra_21
May 30, 2017

If you loved Hamilton, and want to know more about what happened to bring this musical together - this is an incredible book. From the art of comma-flirting to confessions of taking artistic license with historical fact to move the musical along, this is a GREAT behind the scenes book!

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olivebear
Apr 17, 2017

wow, i didn't realize lin-manuel miranda invented perfection

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mlharr
Apr 08, 2017

*FANGIRL SQUEAL* I LOVED LOVED LOVED exploring this book! It's the complete script of the blockbuster musical Hamilton, with annotations by the original writer/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. PLUS tons of essays on the main cast members and lots of big, beautiful full-color photos of the play in action. This book only made me want to see the musical even more! Full disclosure: I checked the book out of my library and actually considered "losing" it and just paying for it but it was a bit pricey. ;) (I wouldn't, really.) Nearly every detail in this book is perfect: even the paper used! It's thick and beautiful. My only tiny complaint: artfully "torn" beveled edges to the pages. I don't have words for how much I hate beveled edges. That's how much I loved this book: I want to own a copy, and it has beveled edges! lol At the advice of some colleagues, I listened to the soundtrack recording while reading it: good advice! I pass it along to you, the review reader. ;) Be ready to shell out money for theater tickets if you choose to read this book.

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Sep 27, 2017

Other: You will be addicted!

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abbyruth
Sep 27, 2017

LMM footnote "people always ask if I wrote Dear Theodosia the week I had my son, no. I had wrote it the week I adopted my dog."

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Jeanneknits2
Aug 23, 2016

Jefferson: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We fought for these ideals; we shouldn't settle for less

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