Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice.

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January 18, 2016

eliza-workI have an essay over at The Bias about Hamilton and the way the show handles women’s narratives and how it is in dialogue with Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar.

It’s pretty great and you are definitely going to want to read it.


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  1. Datagoddess

    One reason Lin-Manual Miranda makes Eliza the person to tell Hamilton’s story is the book that inspired him to write “Hamilton” opens with Eliza, at the end of her life, and how long and hard she worked to find a way to tell the story. I think you’d enjoy the book, if you like biographies. I haven’t gotten to Yorktown, yet, though, so I can only critique to that point.

    And I have *feelings* about Judas, too.

    You and I need to save up for a weekend in NYC to go see “Hamilton”!

    • Natalie Luhrs

      Go leave this comment in the other place, dammit! 🙂

      We should, at the very least, get together for a weekend and explore our Judas ~feelings~. (Have you seen the 2000 version with Jerome Pradon? SO GOOD.)

  2. Datagoddess

    Fine, fine, I c&p’ed it to the other place! 😉

    No, I haven’t seen that version! Yes, we need to do a weekend!!


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