OPEN[PLAY]Hamilton by Mary Hamlin - thw

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Post by ToddHW » March 17th, 2018, 4:29 am

Availle wrote:
March 17th, 2018, 2:50 am
If you like, I could read Betsy Hamilton.
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Post by ToddHW » March 23rd, 2018, 4:20 pm

Thank you.

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Post by ChuckW » March 24th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Can I take James Reynolds?

Thinking about going Method and drinking some wine while reading this.
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Post by ToddHW » March 24th, 2018, 4:50 pm

ChuckW wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Can I take James Reynolds?

Thinking about going Method and drinking some wine while reading this.
Maybe you drink the wine AFTER recording?

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Post by MrsHand » March 25th, 2018, 12:11 pm

I can DPL parts and finished acts!

As a side note, the current Hamilton was based on a biography of Mr. Hamilton that Lin-Manuel read, so a lot of what's in his musical is factual (minus the hip-hop, which certainly makes it easier to convince a younger generation to pay attention to history!).

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Post by ToddHW » March 25th, 2018, 12:33 pm

MrsHand wrote:
March 25th, 2018, 12:11 pm
I can DPL parts and finished acts!

As a side note, the current Hamilton was based on a biography of Mr. Hamilton that Lin-Manuel read, so a lot of what's in his musical is factual (minus the hip-hop, which certainly makes it easier to convince a younger generation to pay attention to history!).
Wonderful. Thank you. You should have access to the MW now.

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Post by Availle » March 25th, 2018, 8:05 pm

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Post by ToddHW » March 26th, 2018, 3:26 am

Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » April 8th, 2018, 2:36 pm

benderca wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Here's Angelica Church, Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hamilton_angelicachurch_3_128kb.mp3
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Post by MrsHand » April 9th, 2018, 9:32 am

benderca wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Here's Angelica Church, Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hamilton_angelicachurch_3_128kb.mp3
Angelica Act 3 is PL OK!

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Post by benderca » April 18th, 2018, 3:36 am

MrsHand wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 9:32 am
benderca wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Here's Angelica Church, Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hamilton_angelicachurch_3_128kb.mp3
Angelica Act 3 is PL OK!
Thanks, Kristin! Here's Act 4:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hamilton_angelicachurch_4_128kb.mp3

I have to add a bit of my literature critique and social commentary, just because I cannot resist. :D

First, I find Angelica's character a bit inconsistent. She complains about Alexander putting his country above his family in Act 3 and then in Act 4 she finds him to be the noblest of the noble because he had an affair and was honest about it. Okay. I have to agree with her in Act 4 (her character is forgiving and honorable), but why was she so petty-minded in Act 3?

Secondly, and this is not so surprising considering the times, but Angelica finds Alexander to be "wonderful" and Mrs. Reynolds to be "disgraceful" even though they both had an extra-marital affair and both came clean about it and "faced the music". Hmmm.... double standards, me thinks.... :hmm:

Then there's the script. Alexander and Mrs. Reynolds are both married and both had an affair, but, of course, Mrs. Reynolds is a villain and Alexander is a hero. Whether or not Mrs. Reynold's seducing Alexander was part of a plot by his political adversaries to bring him down or not... me thinks he could have just said "no." Am I wrong? Is it just me? Moreover, making him the victim of a plot is intended to reduce his personal responsibilty.

Having said this I don't think his having an affair affects his ability to be a good statesman in the least. I have no interest in politicians' personal lives as long as they do a good job for their country. End of political and social commentary. 8-)

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