Monday, June 20, 2016

Your Hamilton Fix

Do you have Hamilton fever? The TWU Libraries can help with that.

The critical and popular hip-hop sensation has garnered 11 Tony Awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama--and a cult-like following. With fierce competition for tickets and the national tour headed to Chicago for an undetermined run, TWU students and faculty and staff members in Denton, Dallas, and Houston may want to consider non-theater ways to get their Hamilton fixes for the time being.

HAMILTOMES
Ron Chernow's bestselling book Alexander Hamilton, the basis for the Broadway hit, and Hamilton: The Revolution, a gorgeous volume by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter about the musical's creation, are in the General Collection of the (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library. If they're checked out, check WorldCat to see if your local public library has a copy; submit a hold requestor request the book through our Interlibrary Loan service. TWU students and faculty and staff members can also request a TexShare card, which allows them to borrow items from numerous Texas libraries.

HAMILTUNES
The Media Collection of the Blagg-Huey Library contains Hamilton: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. All the options above for locating a copy apply (except for Interlibrary Loan requests, which cannot be processed for media items).

HAMILTV
A PBS documentary about Hamilton (not just the performance itself) will be broadcast on October 17, 2016. 

THEATER, MUSIC & DANCE RESEARCH
For your classwork and research in drama & theatermusicdance and other fields, the TWU Libraries' Subject Guides are packed with subject-specific resources, research tips, librarian info, and more. Find them here.

~Sandy Cochran

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