Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is a musical and major Broadway production, but it is also a text of poetry and a country’s shared language. Miranda notes that Alexander Hamilton wrote in dense, elaborate prose, and that the musical’s use of rap and hip hop allowed Miranda (as a song writer) to pack layers of meaning into the musical. This panel discussion will explore lyrics and text of Hamilton as literature, writing, and poetry. This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton.
The audio of this discussion is available below: