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ERIC Number: EJ1149932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Who Tells "Our" Story: Intersectional Temporalities in "Hamilton: An American Musical"
Silva, Andie; Inayatulla, Shereen
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n2 p190-201 2017
This article examines the ways in which "Hamilton: An American Musical" can be read less as a historical account and more as a prediction of a future immigrant, who is called upon to (re)define US nationhood. Keeping with the tempo of the musical as well as the broader issues of time, space and identity it attempts to address, this article is presented as a dialogical rap. The co-authors' discussion frames "Hamilton" as an example of the power of unplottable, time-arresting immigrant bodies, to whom the colonial imposition of linear history does not apply. From this framework, the authors' conversation shifts to critiques of racialised tropes running through the production as well as the inaccessibility of theatre tickets. The goal of this dialogical analysis is to invite further debate about the kinds of immigrant time/space travel that make visible questions of agency, representation and access.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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