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Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin ()

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composed by Eric Sawyer

Our American Cousin was the name of the play being performed at Ford's Theatre the night John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Librettist John Shoptaw examines the assassination from the perspective of the actors who were performing the play, and the middle part of the opera is essentially a musical setting of the play, with interpolations by Lincoln and other audience members. Booth, a celebrated actor, self-consciously saw himself as the protagonist in the drama of eliminating the tyrant who had defeated his ...

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Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin
2008, BMOP/sound

UPC: 656605863221

Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin
2008, BMOP/sound

UPC: 676606863228


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