The Kentucky Cycle

The Kentucky Cycle

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by Robert Schenkkan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822213095

ISBN-13: 9780822213093

Pub. Date: 12/01/1994

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated

In this series of nine short plays, Pulitzer Prize - winning playwright Robert Schenkkan has created a mesmerizing epic saga of rural Kentucky and an unblinking look at the truth behind our American mythology. Spanning two centuries and seven generations, this is the story of three families whose lives are irrevocably intertwined. From the darker realities of our…  See more details below

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In this series of nine short plays, Pulitzer Prize - winning playwright Robert Schenkkan has created a mesmerizing epic saga of rural Kentucky and an unblinking look at the truth behind our American mythology. Spanning two centuries and seven generations, this is the story of three families whose lives are irrevocably intertwined. From the darker realities of our pioneer heritage to the bloody lessons of the Civil War, from the inspiring battles between Union coal miners and deal-making management to the harsh environmental legacy of strip-mining, this fascinating work chronicles the lives of people who use any means possible to carve out a better place for themselves in an often brutal, unpredictable world. A remarkable theatrical event, The Kentucky Cycle is a compelling and unsentimental look at the men and women who founded this country and a powerful allegory for our times.

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ISBN-13:
9780822213093
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Sales rank:
658,976

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The Kentucky Cycle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This play is all what good theatre is about. Irony tragedy and truth about how our country came to be. Full of great twists and plenty of suprises. Truly a masterpiece of our time. Plus were putting on a production at our school!
Guest More than 1 year ago
History intermingled with changing tales of land and past actions. Full of irony and fascinating twists. It follows a family through years on a plot of land. How they fight for it and scheme to keep it. Also frusteratingly shows history repeats itself. Full of universal themes but put into a form of every day human life. I want to see the play now!