What is the broadway play hamilton about
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow...the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me. -Burr
This book is utterly exhaustive in its scope. Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others. This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone. I loved the framing with Eliza in the prologue and epilogue. Loved piecing together where the book and musical met, loved the bits where they diverged. Loved stumbling upon the actual historical lines from letters and writings that made it into the musicals brilliant score. Shout out to Scott Brick for bringing this book to life for my ears the way few could.
I am so tired. It is so long. I want to see Hamilton. -Eliza
What the Fuck is Hamilton?
Hamilton was born out of wedlock in the West Indies his father abandoned him at an early age and his mother died when Hamilton was twelve. By nineteen, Hamilton has made his way to the American colonies, a dedicated supporter of American independence. Burr advises the overenthusiastic Hamilton to "talk less; smile more". Hamilton is unable to understand why Burr would rather exercise caution than fight for his beliefs " Aaron Burr, Sir Lyrics ". Hamilton bonds with three fellow revolutionaries: abolitionist John Laurens, the flamboyant Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, and the tailor's apprentice Hercules Mulligan. Hamilton dazzles them with his rhetorical skills " My Shot Lyrics " and they dream of laying down their lives for their cause " The Story of Tonight Lyrics ". Samuel Seabury, a vocal Loyalist, preaches against the American Revolution, and Hamilton refutes and ridicules his statements " Farmer Refuted Lyrics ".
In August , the show transferred to Broadway 's Richard Rodgers Theatre , where it received enthusiastic critical reception and unprecedented advance box office sales. They affirm their revolutionary goals to each other " The Story of Tonight ". Samuel Seabury warns everyone about the Congress, but Hamilton disagrees and tries to counter Seabury " Farmer Refuted ". King George then insists on his authority " You'll Be Back ". After the wedding, Hamilton, Laurens, Lafayette and Mulligan drink together, while the three poke fun at Hamilton for getting married. Burr walks in on the group, unexpected by Hamilton to be attending. Burr congratulates Hamilton on his position as aide to camp of Washington; Hamilton confesses that he would much rather have Burr's position on the battlefield " The Story of Tonight Reprise ".