Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a transformative work of art. From its initial performance in 2015, this daring interpretation of the life of orphan, hero, and scholar Alexander Hamilton profoundly changed musical theater-and the audiences who watched and listened.
Revolution was the subject and the goal.
In Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda: A Story Grid Masterwork Analysis Guide, writer, editor, and educator Abigail K. Perry shows us that Miranda's skills as a storyteller are equal to his gifts as a composer. We see how he brilliantly weaves together story genres, including a complex Love Story, a bloody War Story, a Performance Story, and a Society Story about a world turned upside down-all within the overarching Status tale of a hero's tragic rise and fall.
Join Perry in reading Miranda's work on multiple levels using Story Grid's toolkit, and you'll find yourself understanding how he constructed his masterwork, almost as if you were in the room where it happened. And you'll gain a deeper appreciation, love, and respect for the craft of writing itself.
Open the Guide and discover again why it matters who lives, who dies, and who tells your story.