Liberty

Liberty

by Karen Sunde
     
 

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Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America.


A full-length play first performed in New York,

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Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America.


A full-length play first performed in New York, 1978.

Editorial Reviews

Clive Barnes
“(George Washington) cut a dubious figure. He fell into greatness as if it were a chasm and he has suddenly found a parachute. This making of the hero least likely, Miss Sunde has captured in her play. She has also caught the mood of the revolution. She also exposes the remarkable image of a democracy fighting with men who were bound by nothing...a nervous amateur becomes the legendary figure.”
Emory Lewis
“a fascinating study of George Washington and his Continental Army during the last months of 1776. Fast-moving account, engrossing, vivid. Sunde's epic drama,a work of considerable power and originality.”
Glenne Curie
“Brilliant crossing of the Delaware. The play is surprisingly well crafted...”
Joan Nourse
“Sunde's revealing new drama...a very human, sorely beset leader. Washington doesn't sleep here. The fox is very much awake. Not a monument at all, a towering human being.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033009114
Publisher:
Karen Sunde
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
344,096
File size:
2 MB

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