The Kentucky Cycle.
|Rating||:||4.49 (580 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
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. 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.. 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
Martin Luther King Jr. There is hardly a slack moment Schenkkan is a master of one and two line scenes that quickly shift focus it all works brilliantly When the lights came on at around 4:15 PM on opening day and we had to file out into the screaming late July Ashland sun, I was a little sad that we weren’t heading off on a dinner break before returning to follow the story ever onwardthrough Nixon, and Ford, and Carter.”Portland Theater ScenePraise for All the Way:All the Way puts the theater of politics on stage, and produces a masterful story that all Americans should see.”Nancy PelosiAll the Way illuminates in intricate detail how Johnson bent a recalcitrant Congress to his purpose, as if engaging in a long arm-wrestling co
Full of violence and hatred. What a dismal story full of violence and hatred.. Elizabeth A. Lipman said Spectaculuar Piece of Theatrical Energy. "The Kentucky Cycle" is simply put, a blaze of theatrical energy. Mr. Schenkkan has written a masterful piece of descriptive literature that leads the reader on a journey where each protagonist is forced into devastating behavior and choices, only so they could ultimately survive. And survive th. Mogulmeister said The Great American Play. I've seen a production of this play, and the only word to describe it is "masterpiece"--and an extraordinary one at that. In my opinion, this is *THE* great American play. The Kentucky Cycle is an incredibly ambitious play that doesn't reveal its cards too quickly. Stay with it and be patient, a