Drama Final Research Paper

Choose ONE of there following characters in Hamilton: The Revolution (page numbers  from the book below correspond with interviews with the actor for Part III–Hamilton/ Miranda is throughout the book and is featured in interviews)

Aaron Burr (88-90 and 263-265)
King George III  (pages 214-217)
Alexander Hamilton (pages 225-228 and throughout)
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton AND her sister, Anjelica Schuyler (both) (see pages 78-79, 164-167  and 107-108)
George Washington (see pages 58-59, 208)
Thomas Jefferson (148-149)
SIX parts, including an introduction and conclusion:

Introduction: Briefly introduce the play Hamilton the Revolution and the character/historical figure, and include a thesis with the words: the name of the historical character you chose (for example ,Thomas Jefferson) and the name of the play/book: Hamilton: the Revolution

Part One: Analyze the character(s) and use quotes from the character(s) in Hamilton: The Revolution play. Include your favorite song/ lines from the character(s) in quotes. What makes the character unique? What is the character’s personality traits? How does the character influence Alexander Hamilton (if it isn’t Hamilton!)?

Part Two: Research the actor(s) who portrays the role and his or her connection/feelings about the role (much of this is in the hardcover book, which you can use as a source and quote from directly). Also, based on watching the video, how does the actor(s) portray the character(s)?

Part Three: What are some similarities and differences between the character(s) in the play and the real life person (people)?

Part Four: Research the real-life historical character(s). Use outside sources and quotes  to support your findings. How does this character  contribute to the Revolution and the creation of the United States of America? How did this character make a difference in creating the United States fo America?

Conclusion: Finally, conclude by summarizing your paper and commenting not he significance of the play, Hamilton the Revolution.


It must be formatted according to MLA style. See links on Canvas for reference AND the back of the textbook.

Your paper ought to be six pages minimum content (double spaced) and include a Works Cited page (a total of  7 pages minimum).

You must locate and integrate at least six outside sources (including the textbook). Our library has an online search page: http://www.sjcc.edu/Library/.The quality of your sources will be evaluated and will be part of your grade for this assignment. Movies and plays are sources, as is the book itself, so do include these as well as part of your minimum eight sources.You can also use videos.

You need a thesis statement. Your thesis statement needs to be underlined.

There needs to be at least eight (8) quotes, MLA style.

Using subtopics in the paper is fine, and in fact, encouraged.

About Citing and Quotes

In the text of the paper, use quotes throughout (from the book, internet sources, and so on) and citations, including parenthetical ( ) citations. There should be at least six MLA quotes.

Do not include “floating quotations” that are not connected to text and the whole sentence is a quote. This is an example of a floating quotation:

“I’m dedicating every day of my life to you” (Miranda and McCarter 128).

Use signal phrases throughout. and use present tense for the play and past tense for the real-life history. Use a variety of signs phrases (see link on Research Paper Module), and limit the use of “states,” as in Aaron Burr states, “I’m dedicating every day of my life to you” (Miranda and McCarter 128). Why not use: Aaron Burr pledges, “I’m dedicating every day of my life to you” (Miranda and McCarter 128).

All quotes and paraphrase must be cited, in-text, using MLA format. You will be using a Works Cited page at the end of the paper, so make sure that you are citing quotes throughout.  Example: Othello’s identity as an outsider contributed to his tragic death: “had Othello not been a Moor, the play would not have ended as it does (Alvarez).

If no author, use the title of the article in quotation marks in the parentheses, example: (“Othello in History”).

If you mention the author in the beginning, all you need to add in parentheses at the end is a page number, if there is one, for example: In the article “Othello in History” by Angela Alvarez, she analyzes, “had Othello not been a Moor, the play would not have ended as it does” (23).

Quoting quotes: If you are quoting a quote, use single quotation marks for example: Alvarez further remarks that “Othello’s final words ‘I am ruined’ define the nature of the work.”

Quoting a quote that was said by someone different than the author:

In the end, Shakespeare researcher Jeffery Tran surmises, “Othello was destroyed by passion and jealousy” (qtd, in Alvarez). That way I can look at the Works Cited and see where that quote came from.

Names: first name and last name, then ask name only (exception, characters in the play who should go by the name that their character is assigned, such as Eliza.

Dates, MLA style: 20 Dec. 2018 (day, month, year, no commas)

Titles: The rule always applies, no matter what the title looks like in the source.

Capitalize the first letters of all words ,with the exception of small prepositions (in, for, to, at, on, and so on) and articles (a, an, the). The first word is always capitalized.

Example: The War of the Worlds

In italics: books, websites, magazines, journals , movies, plays

“In quotes”: “titles of articles,”  “titles of websites articles,” “short stories,” “poems”

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