Debating ‘Hamilton’ as It Shifts From Stage to Screen


STAGE VS SCREEN? … ““Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revisionist take on our founding fathers, was the subject of conversation, debate and argument at The Times when the musical premiered Off Broadway in 2015 and again when it moved to Broadway. Why should the filmed version, which started streaming on Disney+ over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be any different?’

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A report by Stephanie Goodman for The New York Times.

Five critics wade into the controversies (like its treatment of slavery) and examine the performances (especially Lin-Manuel Miranda’s) five years after the show debuted.

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revisionist take on our founding fathers, was the subject of conversation, debate and argument at The Times when the musical premiered Off Broadway in 2015 and again when it moved to Broadway. Why should the filmed version, which started streaming on Disney+ over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be any different? I asked the critics at large Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott, the co-chief theater critic Jesse Green, the chief pop music critic Jon Pareles and the arts critic fellow Maya Phillips to discuss the show in changing contexts: onscreen not onstage, and as protests over racism and police reform are forcing the country to face up to its history. Here…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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