Art of the Stage #9


Our American Cousin
(Ford's Theatre; 1865)

6 comments:

Huck Caton said...

James L. Swanson's "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" details the sad events of April 14, 1865 (and the days that followed) quite comprehensively. I highly recommend it. Manhunt could form the basis of (for?) a terrific movie—but Hollywood would ruin it somehow. Traumatic, heartbreaking times…

erik hogstrom said...

"Abe! Don't go"
-- What I wish I could have said.

Vanwall said...

This was in a history class handout as a kid, and at the time, in grade school, I had a hard time getting an explanation I could wrap my head around from anybody of just what the heck an octoroon was.

Robert Fiore said...

Top of the bill, national tragedy. But first -- a minstrel show!

swac said...

Erik, are you paraphrasing Wayne & Shuster by any chance?

Christopher said...

$8-$10.00 for a Private Box!? =:oO