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        Hamilton’s America | Adapting History into Musical Theater

        Experience Lin-Manuel Miranda’s writing process for the song “My Shot” from the hit musical Hamilton, followed by a conversation with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman about “wrestling history to the stage”; as well as remarks by President Barack Obama in this media gallery from GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America.”

        Students will be able to observe the process of turning historical facts into rap lyrics, and attempt to adapt an important historical event into musical theater.

        Hamilton's America | Adapting History into Musical Theater

        Experience Lin-Manuel Miranda’s writing process for the song “My Shot” from the hit musical Hamilton, followed by a conversation with Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman about “wrestling history to the stage” & remarks by President Barack Obama in this clip from GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton's America."

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        Hamilton's America | Looking for Drama in History

        Experience Lin-Manuel Miranda’s writing process for the song “My Shot” from the hit musical Hamilton, followed by a conversation with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman about “wrestling history to the stage.”

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        Hamilton's America | Hamilton's Effect on American History

        Experience Lin-Manuel Miranda’s writing process for the song “My Shot” from the hit musical Hamilton, as well as remarks by President Barack Obama in this clip from GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton's America."

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