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Hamilton Lesson Plan

Introduction to Hamilton

Hamilton, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, premiered on Broadway in 2015 to unprecedented success. Based on the life of Revolutionary War hero and first secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton, the musical seamlessly blends hip-hop, R&B, and musical theater to create a stylized, operatic hybrid work. The musical was also noted for casting every white historical figure (except King George) with actors of color.

Hamilton follows Alexander Hamilton's life from his departure from his home in the Caribbean and arrival as a young man in New York City in 1776 through his marriage, his military career, his highly successful but conflicted political...

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