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Topic: 1776 play


  
  Welcome to The Keegan Theatre!
The play was written by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and was first produced in 1969.
Much of the play is historically accurate, including the character traits of the historical characters, and the fact that Jefferson did indeed play the violin.
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense – published in 1776, it challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy and was the first work to openly suggest independence.
www.keegantheatre.com /olivetti/1776/index_E.html   (2979 words)

  
  : Introductory Remarks by Brian Taves
1776 is an adaptation of a hit Broadway play that opened in 1969 and became the primary fictional movie tribute to the Revolution during the 1976 American bicentennial.
In 1776, Washington is structured into the narrative but remains unseen, as a series of his dispatches are read to the Continental Congress--but his sanctity is suggested as the signature each time is preceded by a roll of the drums.
Probably the play and the movie's greatest mistake was in adding a jarring romantic interlude between Thomas Jefferson and his wife which was false to history, since she was not in Philadelphia at the time the Declaration of Independence was written.
www.loc.gov /film/taves11.html   (1984 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1776 (play)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1776 is an adaptation of a hit Broadway play that opened in 1969 and became the primary fictional movie tribute to the Revolution during the 1976 American bicentennial.
In 1776, Washington is structured into the narrative but remains unseen, as a series of his dispatches are read to the Continental Congress--but his sanctity is suggested as the signature each time is preceded by a roll of the drums.
Probably the play and the movie's greatest mistake was in adding a jarring romantic interlude between Thomas Jefferson and his wife which was false to history, since she was not in Philadelphia at the time the Declaration of Independence was written.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1776-(play)   (400 words)

  
 1776 (musical) at AllExperts
1776 was revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 1997, with Brent Spiner as Adams, Michael Cumpsty as Dickinson, Pat Hingle as Franklin, and Paul Michael Vallee as Jefferson.
It played a limited engagement at the Roundabout's home theatre, the Criterion Center, before transferring to the Gershwin Theatre for a commercial run.
On the evening of July 4, 1776, McNair rings the Liberty Bell in the background as Thomson calls each of the delegates to sign their name to the Declaration of Independence.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1776_(musical).htm   (3373 words)

  
 1776 The Musical: Historical References
In 1776 Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards freely adapt the historical record to create an engaging, witty look at the events that lead up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
In his opening monologue (in the play, that is; the motion picture prefaced this speech with a scene in the bell tower) John Adams complains about the taxes that King George and the British Parliament have imposed upon the American Colonies for over ten years.
1776: A Musical Play by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards -- includes the complete text of the play, a Historical Note by the authors, the complete text of Jefferson's original draft for the Declaration of Independence with the elisions clearly marked, and a bibliography.
www.treehold.com /topics/musicthea/1776/1776-references.html   (1688 words)

  
 Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone
Sherman Edwards, the composer and lyricist for 1776, was born in New York City in 1919.
Student protest movements and social unrest during the years of 1967 and 1968 had created a climate of political distrust and an atmosphere where the idea of patriotism was regarded by many as nothing more than a curious relic from a dead era.
In addition to 1776, Edwards is remembered by the musical community for a dozen top-ten songs that he wrote, as well as numerous songs written for five Elvis Presley movies.
www.bard.org /education/resources/other/1776playwright.html   (1245 words)

  
 1776: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Without question, this is a forceful, hard-hitting, loud-and-proud debut; there's no doubt that lead singer/bassist Schmid, guitarist Chris Sobb, and drummer Ben Bomlitz (the three Toledo residents who comprised Evolotto at the time), are headbangers to the core and are going after an alt-metal audience.
But this is also an album that has an appealing sense of melody; 1776 clearly strives to be musical as well as heavy and aggressive.
That isn't to say that 1776 is perfect; actually, it's an inconsistent, uneven effort, and some of the songs are more memorable than others.
www.music.com /release/1776/6   (410 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: 1776
The songs in 1776 are excellent - with the possible exception of the grating The Lees of Old Virgina (remembered as a show-stopper on stage), but that's a matter of taste.
In that context, it is strange to see him playing the jovial father of independence for the country that scorned him; when he says his most cutting lines ("Treason is a word invented by the winners as an excuse for hanging the losers") there's not a hint of bitterness.
It was a distracting disc for ordinary viewers but a wonderment of editing, as the b&w slugs showed how cleverly pieces of scenes and reaction shots were excised to streamline the show, in some cases (according to Stone and Hunt on the commentary) eliminating 'controversial' snippets of dialog.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s5311776.html   (1482 words)

  
 Articles & Laws for Playing Golf - 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If your Balls are found anywhere touching one another, you are to lift the first (Ball) until the other be played and then lay it back on the same spot of ground, and in the same situation as nearly as possible.
When your Ball comes within four or five Club lengths from the hole to which you are playing, you must not mark, or cause to be marked, the direction to the hole, nor must any person whatever stand at the hole to point out or to do any other thing to assist you in putting.
That when any person having played his Ball, loses the same he shall go back to the place from which he played and shall thereby lose only one stroke, viz: - that stroke by which his Ball was lost.
gmcarts.com /rules/rules1776.html   (587 words)

  
 1776 American Dream : US history site featuring patriot interviews - About the Founder
John and Jan Gillespie are standing next to a boys home and counceling center constructed at the Rawhide Boys Ranch.
Play Patriot Interviews and See Historical Detail
1776 American Dream is an educational, charitable, non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deducible.
www.1776americandream.com /html/aboutFounder.htm   (350 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: 1776 : Various (Orig Cast Recording): Music: Sherman Edwards,Ken Howard,Betty Buckley
I suppose the vocal quality of the actors playing Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, and Dickinson are about what you might expect from Broadway performers who can't sing and whom nobody expects to be able to sing.
The two women, the actor playing Richard Henry Lee, and the soloist in "Momma, look sharp" are the good singers in the batch.
This is a fantastic recording of the Broadway play (sans William DaSilva as Franklin - he was out recovering from a heart attack at the time of the recording).
www.amazon.ca /1776-Various-Orig-Cast-Recording/dp/B0000027WJ   (1027 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- 1776
On top of all that, 1776 featured delightful and memorable songs that went a long way to further the plot, instead of bringing the action of the play to a screeching halt.
The film version of 1776 retained the same writer to produce the screenplay, the film the same director as it had on the stage, the same choreographer would be employed for the musical numbers, all of the songs would be making the transition to the screen and so would much of the Broadway cast.
The 2002 restoration and DVD release of 1776 ($25) allowed the film’s director Peter Hunt to return the movie to the cut he envisioned for its 1972 theatrical release, which unfortunately removes segments contained in the 1992 Laserdisc reconstruction.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_review_2002/1776-dvd.htm   (1334 words)

  
 Entertaining Wimberley and Surro
The play was written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone.
The spirited historical musical followed John Adams of Massachusetts, Ben Franklin of Pennsylvania, Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, and other key figures as they tried to convince their fellow members of the 22nd Continental Congress to vote for independence.
The Declaration of Independence was the grand call to the people of a fledgling nation to shake off the shackles of the British monarchy.
www.wimberleyplayers.org /1776info.html   (273 words)

  
 1776 The Director's Cut
Director Hunt and Screenwriter Peter Stone have avoided most of the problems associated with adapting a musical play into the film medium, opening up the action at sensible points and adding a few bits that they couldn't do in the theater (like the convict-borne litter in which Franklin arrives at the congressional sessions).
In fact the screenplay is a very faithful adaptation of the original play, more so than most musicals, but the proceedings rarely feel like a filmed play, thanks to the constantly moving camera and Hunt's fondness for long takes.
Stone's book for the original play may be the best ever devised for a Broadway musical, and now at last it can all be seen again in the restored version on DVD.
www.treehold.com /topics/musicthea/1776/1776-dvd-review.html   (1288 words)

  
 1997-98 Theatre Season Reviews
And even as they play out lives riddled with the same mistakes that their mother and father made, even as they piece together facts and memories and hammer out conjectures, they are never able to discover the truth.
In what is perhaps the play's most famous speech, King Richard, on the brink of realizing that his crown is lost, beckons his supporters to sit on the ground and talk of the death of kings.
Conn, the Shaughraun in this play, is a dreamer, a drinker, a drifter, and a ne'er-do-well.
www.nytheatre.com /nytheatre/archweb/arch_001.htm   (15219 words)

  
 Celebration Players Community Theatre - Celebration, FL
1776 is his debut for the Players, and he will next be seen as Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
In addition to 1776, Kirby has played major roles in The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Sound of Music, Grease, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
She would like to thank the cast and crew and her wonderful husband Justin for his love and understanding.
www.celebrationplayers.com /productions/2004-1776.asp   (1527 words)

  
 Avalon Hill's 1776
Thank you to everyone who plays 1776 at the WBC and makes this event a pleasure to GM.
Don't miss an opportunity to play this great old game.
1776 is a trademark of The Avalon Hill Game Company / Hasbro.
members.tripod.com /bkrusmins/index.htm   (83 words)

  
 Play By Play - December - January 98 Body
The play demonstrated that there can be a positive side to even the saddest times, and that the smallest things can make the biggest impact.
The play made me look at life differently, as though I were looking through the eyes of another, viewing life through their perspective.
As an aspiring actor myself, I was thrilled to learn that Play by Play had arranged for me to speak with James Naughton and his son and daughter, as well as review the play James has just directed, with his son Greg in the cast.
www.tdf.org /PlaybyPlayOnline/pparchives/playbyplay_DEC97/pbypjan98_body.html   (2453 words)

  
 nwi.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For Snyder, who is co-directing the play with her husband, Steven, bringing the play "1776" to the stage is an appropriate fit for the couple.
One of the more interesting aspects to Snyder about the play, which began production in late November, is the inclusion of key players in the creation of the Declaration normally left out of American History 101.
"1776" is running at the Workman Auditorium at 8 tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m.
www.thetimesonline.com /articles/2004/02/22/features/on_the_go/032997b1e7113dd886256e3c0071945f.txt   (781 words)

  
 Lyric foments Revolution in '1776' - The Boston Globe
``1776" is a musical Veloudos has wanted to direct for 30 years.
``But I defy anybody to watch this play and not feel there might be a possibility it might not get signed," he says.
"1776" won several Tony Awards in 1969, a time of political ferment.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2006/09/08/lyric_foments_revolution_in_1776   (497 words)

  
 Articles & Laws for Playing Golf - 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If your Balls are found anywhere touching one another, you are to lift the first (Ball) until the other be played and then lay it back on the same spot of ground, and in the same situation as nearly as possible.
When your Ball comes within four or five Club lengths from the hole to which you are playing, you must not mark, or cause to be marked, the direction to the hole, nor must any person whatever stand at the hole to point out or to do any other thing to assist you in putting.
That when any person having played his Ball, loses the same he shall go back to the place from which he played and shall thereby lose only one stroke, viz: - that stroke by which his Ball was lost.
www.gmcarts.com /rules/rules1776.html   (587 words)

  
 Mail Tribune Online Edition - '1776' opens at Camelot - June 16, 2006
He received a New York Drama Critics' Award and two Tony Awards for "1776." He was also the composer of such hits as "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "See You in September." Edwards spent 10 years writing the lyrics for "1776," often using words taken from the letters of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson and Hancock.
The play focuses on the efforts to convince members of the second Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence.
"1776" stars David Gabriel as Adams, Laura Derocher as Abigail Adams, Paul R. Jones as Benjamin Franklin, Bob Miner as Edward Rutledge, Jonathan Whalen as Jefferson and Merrill Smith as John Dickinson.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2006/0616/life/stories/6_16_preview_1776.htm   (646 words)

  
 The New Yorker : critics : books
In the third week of July, 1776, only days after Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, His Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, was involved in a fastidious exchange with his British counterpart, Lord Richard Howe.
Washington’s favorite play was “Cato,” by Joseph Addison, written a half century before Washington assumed his duties as commander-in-chief.
The play tells the story of Cato the Younger, a foe of Julius Caesar, who loves Rome and its republican virtues more than all the treasure and fame that the conquering Caesar can offer.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books/articles/050523crbo_books   (2947 words)

  
 The Musical 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1776 is a high energy fast paced retelling of the quest to create the Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers of America.
1776 is unique in theatre history in that poetic license rarely alters the facts during this comical and inspirational musical.
The artistic staff for 1776 are looking at current trends in behavior, especially speech and attempting to trace their origins back to our "founding fathers and mothers." The hope is that the results become an allegory for the innate differences in people.
www.amishacres.com /aa_musical_theatre/1998_season/1776/1776.htm   (4168 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: 1776, by David McCullough, Hardcover
The story of 1776, the year of our nation's birth, has become so enmeshed in shadow play rituals that we no longer sense its immediacy or its significance.
Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did.
In the novel 1776, David McCullough does a fantastic job of illuminating the year of 1776, or the year of our independence, without it being dull or weak.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=0743226712&itm=1   (1817 words)

  
 85.02.07: Stage Line/Time Line: A Musical Adventure
The play is appropriate for middle school students and allows for a wide scope of participation.
For 1776, the first musical to be introduced, the history and musical information in the unit have been combined.
For 1776, and all other plays, activities are planned to help students better understand both the period and the musical.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1985/2/85.02.07.x.html   (9980 words)

  
 Globe Link - Drama Students Display Craft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In theatre there are a variety of stages to perform on trying to get the audience's attention—or as is sometimes called, get "intimate with the audience." The faculty and students alike at SLCC came up with the idea ever since the South City Campus opened; a way to complete this goal—fl box theatre.
Not only is the fl box theatre small and intimate, but it's also a place where drama students get to experiment with their craft by changing the figuration of where the audience sits, changing how certain plays are performed.
If you can't wait that long to catch the students performing their craft, The Grand Theatre opens their 2002-2003 season with the play "1776." "1776" is about the lives of the people who helped in creating and writing the Declaration of Independence.
www.slccglobelink.com /home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=4d4555d7-4289-4013-ab35-62b1e76fd742   (415 words)

  
 Who's Who   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He has written a play, Kassandra, and his daughter has also written and directed a play in her freshman year at Cornell.
Peter Hall Boericke (Dr. Lyman Hall) may or may not be related to the Founding Father he plays in 1776, but at any rate he is definitely a Founding Father of BAct.
He played Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Arthur Keller in The Miracle Worker, and the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie.
www.bact.org /1776_who.html   (1555 words)

  
 Celebration Players Community Theatre - Celebration, FL
She has choreographed numbers in The Music Man, 1776, Godspell, and Pippin, and her stage credits include, Godspell, The King and I, How to succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and The Music Man.
This is mikes third performance with the players his most recent project was school house rock live were he played tom mizer.
Although he was disappointed to learn that his 1776 character, Richard Henry Lee won’t have women chasing him around trying to kiss him throughout the whole production, Paul is none the less quite honored and excited to be a part of such an amazing production.
www.celebrationplayers.com /productions/2005-1776.asp   (1833 words)

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