27 November, 2015

"Cabinet Battle #1," explained - Vox

"Cabinet Battle #1," explained - Vox: "But one of its iconic tunes — "Cabinet Battle #1" — depicts the argument over one of Hamilton's most significant legislative initiatives without really explaining its content. In part, that simply reflects the inherent limits of musical theater as a venue for policy analysis. But it's also the product of artistic choices that reflect Miranda's larger project. Hamilton is the most prominent element of an even larger ongoing historiographical revolution in the United States — and, given the show's emphasis on questions of legacy, self-consciously so.

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