Book Review: Hamilton: The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter




Ok, I have a confession to make. It's nothing to worry about, but it it is life changing...

I am obsessed with Hamilton the Musical.

I can't pin-point the first time I had heard about this incredible work of art. The internet had been a-buzz for a fair few months and I had kept seeing pictures and articles about this new hip-hop musical all about the founding fathers of the USA.

Strange concept right?! Created by the genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda (he recently received a Pulitzer prize for Hamilton!) who also wrote In The Heights, the show narrates the story of the "bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman" Alexander Hamilton who comes from literally nothing to become the first Secretary of the Treasury of the new-born U.S of A.

Being from Scotland the only real draw for me was the fact that this dude's dad was a Scot. I knew nothing about US history, nor had a real interest in the founding fathers. However, my sister showed me the video of the cast performing on the 2016 Grammy Awards I just knew I had to hear more.

The lyrics, the performance, the music had me hooked from the first few words.

3 months later and I listen to the soundtrack daily, well at least one song, and I was able to purchase the must have piece of Hamilton merchandise that everyone is raving about.
Nicknamed the "Hamiltome", this really is the bible on all things Hamilton.

Packed with notes from L-M M, drawings of costumes and staging, it's beautifully bound to look like a book from the revolution period. The edges of the pages even have a rough effect which really adds to the effect.

  





Seeing Hamilton on Broadway is definitely on my Bucket List. If it was with the current original cast, well, that would be the icing on the cake!


This book really is a must have for any Hamilton fan. For those who can't see it in person (yet) it definitely helps fill a hole.

Have you seen Hamilton on Broadway|? Are you as obsessed with this musical as I am? Would love to talk to some fellow musical bloggers!

xoxo

Emma  




 

1 comment:

  1. Ikea is awesome - I am craving Ikea meatballs so so much right now! The book is stunning - I love properly bound books like that. I know nothing about Hamilton but I'll have to look it up!

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