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1776: A Musical Play (Penguin Plays)

1776: A Musical Play (Penguin Plays)
Author: Sherman Edwards - Peter Stone
ISBN 13: 9780140481396
ISBN 10: 140481397
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1976-11-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $13.00

1776 is an inspiring and imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence. From John Adams's opening diatribe to the signing of the document, 1776 is a classic musical play of mounting tension and triumph. Stone and Edwards have dramatically brought to life the legendary delegates: the ever-urbane Benjamin Franklin, the hot-blooded newlywed Thomas Jefferson, and the fiery Adams in conflict with the conservative John Dickinson. With stirring dialogue and colorful, evocative lyrics, 1776 lends an emotion and human dimension to the story that is unattainable in a history book alone.