“King George just sort of showed up in my brain. It doesn’t make sense on paper that he should be a character in this musical. He’s all the way across the ocean, far from the events, he and Hamilton never met. At the same time, to give him these moments throughout the show, robs the American Revolution of its inevitability.” - Lin-Manuel Miranda in the PBS documentary Hamilton’s America

i learnt a lot about Hamilton and the founding fathers when watching Great Performances: Hamilton’s America, but i don’t think anything in that hour and a half, quite so perfectly captured the spirit of Alexander Hamilton and his complete inability to just shut the fuck up, as when Lin and Leslie were looking at the letters between Burr and Hamilton and Lin said “hmmm, a reply, and it’s several pages long”