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GREAT SOCIETY: A PLAY

GREAT SOCIETY: A PLAY
Publication Date: 
March 14, 2017
Format: 
Paperback
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ISBN: 
9780802123732
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"Impressive in its scope, surprisingly energetic and shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history, as postwar optimism began to dim, as cracks in the polity became ever more apparent I came away more impressed than I was with All the Way?and, ultimately, more moved."?Charles Isherwood, New York Times The tumultuous beginning of Lyndon Johnson's presidency that Robert Schenkkan presented in All the Way continues in part two, The Great Society The play had its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2014, directed by Bill Rauch and starring Jack Willis, and will run at the Seattle Repertory Theatre before a planned Broadway transfer in 2015 In the years from 1965 to 1968, LBJ struggles to fight a ?war on poverty" even as his war in Vietnam spins out of control Besieged by political opponents, Johnson marshals all his political wiles to try to pass some of the most important social programs in U.S history, while the country descends into chaos over the war and backlash against civil rights In the tradition of the great multi-part Shakespearian historical plays, The Great Society is an unflinching examination of the morality of power
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