Photo: Chronicle Books Blog

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore become… a felt puppet? Lin-Manuel Miranda is leaving Hamilton tomorrow, and Jack and Holman Wang, creators of the Cozy Classics series, have crafted a tribute to Miranda’s portrayal of the revolutionary and prolific Alexander Hamilton in felt form. Stare upon the felted face of Miranda as Hamilton and cry about never getting to see the original cast (Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo are also leaving tomorrow). Or maybe you’re someone who has already had the good fortune (and literal monetary fortune) to see Hamilton—in which case, fuck off.

The Cozy Classics series takes great works of literature and condenses them into just 12 words accompanied by 12 handcrafted needle-felted scenes. For example, Tolstoy’s lengthy War And Peace becomes:

  1. Soldier
  2. Friends
  3. Girl
  4. Dance
  5. Goodbye
  6. Hug
  7. Horse
  8. Boom
  9. Hurt
  10. Sleep
  11. Snow
  12. Love

Chronicle Books, which sells the Cozy Classics series, posted a Cozy Classics version of Hamilton on their blog. The 20,520 words of Hamilton were reduced to:

  1. Name
  2. Sir
  3. Shot
  4. Work
  5. Wait
  6. Battle
  7. Write
  8. No
  9. Burn
  10. Quiet
  11. Duel
  12. Story

That’s pretty decent, but here’s our own version of a 12-word Hamilton:

  1. Angelica
  2. Angelica
  3. Angelica
  4. Angelica
  5. Angelica
  6. Angelica
  7. Angelica
  8. Angelica
  9. Angelica
  10. Eliza
  11. And
  12. Peggy

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