Charles Aidman, conceived from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology Dramatic Platform Readings w/incidental music, songs Characters: 3 male, 2 female Bare Stage. Via musical interludes, we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of this town, and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. There are 60 odd characterizations and vignettes in this constantly interesting entertainment offering an amazingly varied array of roles and impersonations, from young lovers and preachers and teachers to the funny chronicle of the poor mixed up Jew who ends up in the wrong cemetery. Both the solid and humorous sides of life are portrayed, with fetching ballads, and the free verse form of Masters. "A dramatic presentation reduced to its simplest terms. . . . moving and beautiful. . . . An evening of astonishingly stirring emotional satisfaction." -N.Y. Post "A glowing theatre experience. . . . A brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage."-N.Y. Times
This complete and unabridged Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic(tm) of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology features an extensive glossary and reader's notes to help readers better understand and fully appreciate Masters' work.IN THE TOWN OF SPOON RIVER, ILLINOIS, the dead have been given one final opportunity to speak to the living in the form of epitaphs. Take a stroll through the graveyard; the words on each tombstone create an image of the way the person's life was lived. Together, these tombstones tell of a community that strove for perfection and goodness and relied heavily on faith-but, things don't always turn out as planned... Discover their secrets, heartaches, and regrets; sympathize with their guilt, anger, and sorrow; mourn with those the dead left behind; wander through the history these individuals made through their actions. Ultimately, this cemetery tells of lives that were far from perfect- sometimes, they were even far from good. Through their epitaphs, it becomes clear that these townspeople-neighbors, friends, lovers, family members, and even murderers-saw each other very differently, but now, they all are at rest, as equals, sleeping on the hill.
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Masters' Spoon River Anthology (1915) was "the most read and most talked-of volume of poetry that had ever been written in America." The author then returned to the Illinois folk and countryside in a sequel, The New Spoon River (1924). Less well known, even among scholars, are the dozens of other poems Masters set in the area he made famous. Now Herbert K. Russell brings together for the first time the best of these lesser-known poems in a third collection of Spoon River writings, an interesting and useful counterpoint to the brooding diatribes, ironies, and denunciations that make up much of Spoon River Anthology. In these poems Masters has returned to his "heart's home."
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This intimate and provocative autobiography, first published in 1936, reveals the innermost thoughts of a great American poet. Edgar Lee Masters was a transitional figure in American literature with one foot planted in the nineteenth century and the other firmly placed on the path of what we now think of as the modern period.
Antología de Spoon River is a collection of poems from the graveyard of a rural Illinois town Spoon River. This book poignantly captures the politics, love, betrayals, alliances, hopes, and failures of this small American town.