Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Civil War Voices": The Story

From the "Civil War Voices" site.

This play has been put on in several different towns as I found out at the site.  This should be filmed and school students should see it to afford a very fair and deep view of the war.  Using primary sources as it does is just what state standards push for these days.

"Civil War voices tells the compelling and passionate true stories of five individuals who lived through the conflict, using the actual words the characters left behind in diaries, letters, and other writings. 

All new arrangements of traditional melodies of the period by renowned composer Mark Hayes advance the narrative and sharpen the emotional impact of the stories.  As the nation prepares for the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War in 2011, Civil War Voices is prepared to be a key entertainment component of events across America."

I had never heard of it and sure glad I had an opportunity to see it.  Quite an experience.

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