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Hamilton: A Must-See for the History Buffs

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(From left to right): Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Hercules Mulligan (Joshua Henry), John Laurens (Anthony Ramos) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). This is the first time Hamilton meets Aaron Burr, played by 

Leslie Odom Jr, and the trio that would help him win the wa

(From left to right): Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Hercules Mulligan (Joshua Henry), John Laurens (Anthony Ramos) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). This is the first time Hamilton meets Aaron Burr, played by Leslie Odom Jr, and the trio that would help him win the wa

(From left to right): Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Hercules Mulligan (Joshua Henry), John Laurens (Anthony Ramos) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). This is the first time Hamilton meets Aaron Burr, played by Leslie Odom Jr, and the trio that would help him win the wa


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This unusual and exciting play by Lin-Manuel miranda left everybody in the audience in awe.

Hamilton: The Musical is a fantastic and very recommended play if you’re into history. From its characters that were so well played by a very diverse cast to the music written and sometimes sang by the director himself, Lin-Manuel Miranda who also plays the role of Alexander Hamilton. This play is something to make you leave the theater out of breath and totally helpless; this musical is a must see.

 

One of the most peculiar things about the set was there was a circle in the middle of the set that could rotate. Even though the set was very rustic, like the inside of an old pub, this little detail called my attention, it was very useful for the plot since it could make a scene much more lively or frantic, it was a great way to catch the audience’s attention. Other musicals like for example Grease, it didn’t have this circle, if they had frantic scenes there had to be many people on stage to create that needed movement. In hamilton there aren’t many people apart from the characters and since they had that circle the scenes could look more lively, frantic or even full of suspense, it not only helped the characters but it also helped the play flow easier.

 

When it comes to characters and their development throughout the play, Aaron Burr and Jason Dean from the musical heathers have one very important thing in common, they’re both close up and put on a mask, people don’t know what they are thinking or feeling but they also opened up and showed their thoughts after meeting someone else. For Burr that someone was Hamilton but the one thing that seperates Burr and JD is the fact that Burr didnt what to spil his thoughts throughout the whole play ane we could see him trying hard trying to shut Hamilton out whenever he got too pushy, yet at the end when all was said and done, he finally caved in and showed his true colors, leaving the audience with a very human image of Burr.

 

One thing that called my attention is the simplicity Hamilton has when dealing with props and costumes. The costume for men in the war scenes are the uniforms that the american army used in the US revolution and when they aren’t in war they use formal 1800s clothing. For women the costumes were formal and elegant 1800s dresses. My favorite costume was King George III’s costume, it was a typical red and fluffy costume wich also consisted of a crown and a cape, this costume plus his performance makes his scenes feel hilarious but also unnerving. When we compare the Lion King musical in Broadway to Hamilton we can clearly see that there is a huge difference when we see the usage of props. in the Lion King the director tend to use flashy props that made the public fee as if they were in a fantastic Africa. Hamilton didn’t use many of this since he wanted the audience’s attention on the plot and music, which is very catchy and it helps create a sense of empathy to the character and the situation. All in all, even if they don’t have many props they do know their important and strongest qualities and how to accentuate them.

 

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