Hamilton and Shakespeare

December 9, 2016

 

 

 

Ok, so I am pretty late to this, but Hamilton is freaking amazing!  

When it came out last year, I gave a few songs a listen and thought “Meh. Decent enough for a pop musical.”  I was definitely more intrigued with the cultural phenomenon  of schools using it to teach the Revolution, and the use of a multi-ethnic cast. And the ongoing argument within the theatre community about “Hamilton or Bust” being the reason for other shows closing.

I can vividly remember my amazement over the Fourth of July weekend at the Historical Society (seeing the First Folio) at the number  of kids singing word for word songs from a Broadway musical and actively engaging i