Toward a More Perfect Hamilton

  title={Toward a More Perfect Hamilton},
  author={Marvin Mcallister},
  journal={Journal of the Early Republic},
  pages={279 - 288}
This essay examines the ambitious representational mission, color-conscious casting, and hip hop/musical theater fusion of the ground-breaking musical Hamilton. In particular, the piece highlights the unqualified successes of the production team, as they used performed whiteness and race-bending to reinvent casting, marketing, and story-telling on Broadway. However, the essay also acknowledges the historical and political shortcomings of this commercially unrivaled musical and suggests… Expand
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