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Is Hamilton another Hamlet?

Even though I already wrote a long post about Hamilton as an American tragedy, it seems I still have thoughts about about the musical that need teasing out in writing. Thoughts about comparing Lin Manuel Miranda to Shakespeare and thoughts about the kind of mythologizing Miranda is doing and about Miranda as a bridge builder. […]

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Hamilton: An American Tragedy

In which I sketch out a few thoughts on Hamilton: An American Musical, the Broadway hit that reinvents the American revolution as a musical tragedy that some have said is Shakespearian in its vision and scope. The play is radically innovative, mingling rap and hip hop music with traditional Broadway show tunes and sounds from […]

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