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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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: 9781455539741
Branch Call Number: 782.1402 Mir
Characteristics: 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: McCarter, Jeremy 1976-- Author


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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.


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)

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! :)

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!

Apr 17, 2017

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

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.

Mar 30, 2017

I kept hearing from different corners about the smash hit musical Hamilton but it hadn’t been on my radar, so thought I’d read the libretto. The book itself is sumptuous – large format, heavy ragged-edged pages featuring numerous colour plates from the Broadway musical. It reveals, through its accompanying essays and footnotes, the remarkable effort and labor of love in creating and producing the musical.
I learned something about American history and the life of this young, intelligent man who fought the odds, won and rose. (I plead ignorance as a Canadian … but then I doubt Americans know much about Sir John A. Macdonald et al). It’s an immigrant story that in many ways cleverly parallels through rap culture what is current today with the immigration issue. I particularly agreed with the recurring underlying theme, that history is created by who is telling the story. And that it is essential to tell these stories. "We tell stories of people who are gone because they have the potential to inspire, and to change the world." (p.277). One more event to add to my bucket list.
Another favourite quote: "Think of the blood we’ve spilled looking for the best expression of 'All men are created equal.'" (p.53)

Mar 24, 2017

Excellent book on a play that revived a stale Broadway.
A lot of footnotes!

Feb 19, 2017

This is an amazing book showing Lin-Manuels awesome work. It shows all the music of the Hamilton soundtrack and I loved it!!! And it's also a very nice looking book ;)

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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."

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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