Excerpt from President Lincoln: A Two Hour Play in Three Acts With Three Scenes Each
Here at Lincoln Memorial University, among his torical and dramatic circles, it has been felt for some time there was a need for a new Lincoln play on the period of his glory which is usually specified as falling within the Civil War years. This need was felt because most of the Lincoln plays dealing with this period con cern events beside the point of historicity. In some places, however, the earlier plays reach great dramatic heights; but their likenesses of Lincoln are distorted, probably due to the adoring worship of their play wrights who have substituted vehicular actions for his actual deeds. For these reasons this play has been writ ten, presenting the Sixteenth President in actuality, in his true spirit along the path of his career, in his actual deeds and with the actual people in the midst of their own trials and situations: using, when possible, the actual words purported to have been spoken so that they might give lesson interpretations. It appears that Democracy must never cease to learn if it would con tinue to teach.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.