Sunday, August 28, 2016

Open Journal: Post From Tumblr Blog #Throwback

I do this thing where I write my Journal as an open journal blog post on Tumblr. A friend sent me this post of mine this morning. I thought I can share it here...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton: The RevolutionHamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Most of all my rating here is to the Musical. The book interesting and gives a lot of inside information on the production process of broadway shows and all that jazz ... I had no idea what all goes into a theatre production. This book tells from the whole process from very beginning. I am glad I picked it up.

However, my favourite part is musical by Lin_Manuel Miranda. Each line is so cleverly crafted! It is brilliant and awesome. Lin's writing amazed me. I am obsessed with it. I guess this has made me admire Musicals a lot more. It has revolutionalized theater for me. Wonder what Lin will come up with next.

This book provides references from the Revolution's history as well as general musical's historic prospects. Being born and bought up in India I was not taught about the American Revolution and Fight for freedom during my academic sessions. I owe it to Lin that now I am enthusiastic for that era of history. It has been forever glorified for me in a melodious way that makes it special.

The beauty of the way Lin tells the story is it makes one relatable to the characters. The story being told is factual yet so dramatic (dramatically told at least). Each character is humanized and is presented in a realistic manner and contemporary fashion. It makes you see the flaws of Historical Heros and also shows their vulnerability.

It was exciting to have women portrayed in a multidimensional way and not just as a "sidekick". History fails us in showing the role women played, but not in this scenario. It shows women thinking and acting like a human. If only we could see history through a lense where women were depicted as a fully functional and rational thinking human rather than a comely submissive possession. But then Lin mentioned what matters is "who tells your story".

PS I need to watch this on broadway so much! I really really wish I could watch it with the original cast. :(

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