Season 3 is continues! We’re combining Nora’s passion for history with Sue’s passion for story structure — giving you a historical story and pointing out the structural elements that make it compelling.
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Season 3, Episode 8: Hamilton!
This week we’re looking at the life of Alexander Hamilton, and Lin-Manuel Miranda did most of the heavy lifting for us, having written a well-structured (and extremely well-loved) Broadway musical. We probably should have mentioned that Hamilton is not suitable for all listeners, due to language and some “adult content.” Parents, please vet for your children.
Things we mention (or like but forget to mention) that you should check out:
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material and artwork, including an advance copy of my forthcoming novel, The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List.
- The Reynolds Pamphlet, which was originally titled: “Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of “The History of the United States for the Year 1796,” In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted.” With a byline of “Written by Himself.”
- Follow Lin-Manuel on Twitter. He is super good news.
- Hamilton soundtrack. As if you need to be told.
- Hamildrops. Extra songs from Lin-Manual and a talented array of collaborators.
- Story Grid for all things related to the 5 Commandments.
- Larry Brooks is the author of several books on story structure and writes at Storyfix.com
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