Washington: The American Revolution (The Bromley plays)

Kirk Wood Bromley

Published by Inverse Theater Productions
ISBN 10: 1893194043 / ISBN 13: 9781893194045
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Synopsis: A history play in verse that takes the American Revolution as its subject. Despite its seemingly backward-looking content and structure, Washington: The American Revolution has an utterly contemporary feel. General George Washington is no longer the austere, mysterious Father of America; here, he is little more than a comfortable slave-owner thrust into a position of overwhelming responsibility who struggles, both externally and internally, to bring freedom to the colonies. Other historical figures appear as well, perhaps most notably Benedict Arnold. Here, he is more than the ultimate traitor, the symbol he exists as now in our collective memory. In Washington: The American Revolution we are introduced to a skilled soldier who falls prey to his own inner weakness and his weak-minded, shallow wife. But Bromley also presents imaginatively sketched comic figures, drawn at least in part from history or legend. The Rebel Mess, led by the naively exuberant Johnny Turkey Feathers Franklin Freeman the Sixth, also includes Molly Pitcher, a sharp-shooting housewife, Salem Poor, a former slave and Tom Dodge, an academic with a passion for Greek history. This gang of patriotic outcasts offer another perspective on the American Revolution. With their varied backgrounds and rugged idealism, they offer us a glimpse of our past, and ourselves.

From the Back Cover: This verse extravaganza, Bromley's first history play, follows General George Washington on his quest to defeat the British Empire. He confronts Redcoats, Tories, Hessian mercenaries, mutinying generals, a bankrupt Congress, spies and his own incompetent and restless soldiers along the way. He is trailed by an endearing troop of new recruits-the Rebel Mess. These rambunctious rebels tumble through the colonies on their way to Yorktown, dodging bullets, making song and discovering what it means to be an American along the way.

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Title: Washington: The American Revolution (The ...
Publisher: Inverse Theater Productions
Binding: Paperback
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