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The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda | Ishmael Reed
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Thats a lot of horse hockey, Hamilton. Described by the New York Times as classic activist theater and a cross between A Christmas Carol and a trial at The Hagues International Criminal Court. "In this his latest work, the protean Ishmael Reed--the legendary artist and prolific writer--continues to burnish his already sterling reputation by dismantling the 'Creation Myth' of the founding of the U.S., as represented in the incredibly profitable play and musical, Hamilton. Reed, a verbal acrobat of global renown, demonstrates here why he is widely considered to be the leading intellectual in the U.S. today." -Gerald Horne, author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the USA This powerful play, originally produced at the Nuyorican Poets Caf, comprehensively dismantles the phenomenon of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton. Reed uses the musicals crimes against history to insist on a radical, cleareyed way of looking at our past and our selves. Both durable and timely, this goes beyond mere corrective it is a meticulously researched rebuttal, an absorbing drama, and brilliant rallying cry for justice. The perfect tie-in to both the success of and backlash to Hamilton, it will be the major voice in contrast to the upcoming movie. It captures both the earnest engagement that fans of the musical desire, as well as the exhausted disbelief of those who cant stand it. Teachers, students and fans of drama, literature, and history will find much to love. It is written by one of Americas most respected and original writers, who is eagerly promoting it, and who is long overdue for a renaissance.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • As another reader, Holly, so perfectly put it on Goodreads, “This is a very bad play and a very excellent critique of Hamilton”.