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Hamilton Prop Fact | A Tot of Rum

Jay Duckworth • Theatre Buzz • June 30, 2020

Proptologist, Stage Directions Contributing Writer, and Professor Jay Duckworth created the props for the original production of Hamilton when it started out at The Public Theater. He has created a series of Prop Facts about key props in Hamilton and we’ll be sharing them all week in the run up to the July 3rd premiere of the Broadway version of Hamilton coming to Disney+. Here’s Number Four, A Tot was the historical equivalent of today’s shot glass for Act 1, Scene 3 when there were four Tots required:

Who wouldn’t have wanted to join the English Royal Navy?! You got a Tot of rum every day!

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