Revolutions, indeed. This book is about Revolutionary War era hero Alexander Hamilton, whose picture is on our ten-dollar bill. It’s also about the revolutionary way his story is told by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who uses hip-hop, harpsichords, and a largely non-Caucasian cast in his Broadway production of Hamilton. Unlike any previous book about a play, this work has its own share of surprises, including samples of text messages from Miranda, interviews, pictures of notes and historical documents. If postmodernism is about defying structure, this book is a postmodern success story in which all assumptions are discarded and all ideas are welcome.
Miranda, Lin-Manuel and Jeremy McCarter. Hamilton: The Revolution. Grand Central, 2016, p. 10.