Ishmael Reed's THE HAUNTING OF LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, in The New Yorker

"If “Hamilton” is subversive, Reed asks, what is it subverting? Though the musical overthrew Broadway orthodoxy with its casting and music, the version of history that it presents is arguably quite old-fashioned, despite its success in making that history seem hipper. Rags-to-riches stories celebrate exceptions, distracting us from the crookedness of a system that dooms the rest to misery." Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/in-the-haunting-of-lin-manuel-miranda-ishmael-reed-revives-an-old-debate

Date: 
Mon, 06 May 2019