The World of Carl Sandburg

by  Carl Sandburg, Norman Corwin

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Playful and serious, childlike and wise, commonplace and fresh, homespun and poetic, distinctively American and daringly boundless...Dry in its wit, like a prairie philosopher, and passionate in its convictions like one of the Lord's prophets." -

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The World of Carl Sandburg

by  Carl Sandburg Norman Corwin

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    2m, 1f

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Carl Sandburg's works, adapted by Norman Corwin, as first performed by Bette Davis and Lief Erickson, and a host of others in New York and on tour. The best of the Pulitzer Prize-winner's verse, including some previously unpublished; and prose, including the biography of Lincoln; and interspersed with optional American folk songs from his songbag.
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Reviews

"Playful and serious, childlike and wise, commonplace and fresh, homespun and poetic, distinctively American and daringly boundless...Dry in its wit, like a prairie philosopher, and passionate in its convictions like one of the Lord's prophets." - The New York Times

"The snappers that mark the endings of so many Sandburg aphorisms are unfailingly comic, impudently infected. 'Some day they'll give a war and nobody'll come' pops out at you with innocence and ease, and becomes devastating thereby. The 'goofyisms' that give the evening a gay and idiot shrug in its final few moments are read with the soft shoe elan of an unretired vaudevillian." - The New York Herald Tribune

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  • Reader's Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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2m, 1f

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