The Next Time You Watch Hamilton, Pay Attention To His Jackets

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Next Time You Watch Hamilton, Pay Attention To His Jackets

Shades of Brown: Starting From The Bottom

Hamilton begins the present carrying beige/off white. This possible signifies the previous, because the story being instructed is of his childhood. He’s poor, he is alone, and he is obtained so much to show. After narrator Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom Jr.) sings “in New York, you can be a new man” Miranda removes the beige jacket. He arms it to Odom Jr. who takes it off stage as Philipa Soo (Eliza) enters with Hamilton’s brown jacket. For the remainder of the tune, the solid tells us what’s to come back, and Hamilton travels up the steps, throughout the catwalk, and down the steps on the opposite aspect, symbolizing his journey to New York. When the tune ends, Hamilton is a teen, residing in New York, able to tackle faculty, the revolution, and the world.

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