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The heavens are hung in black

Author: Stephen RayneDavid SelbyBenjamin CookJonathan FieldingScott WestermanAll authors
Publisher: [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard format
Database:WorldCat
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A live performance of the play The heavens are hung in black, by James Still. Therein, President Abraham Lincoln agonizes over a series of personal and political crises in mid-1862, during the second year of the American Civil War. This performance is from the world premiere run of the play, which was commissioned by The Ford's Theatre Society to celebrate the completion of their 18-month, $25 million renovation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical drama, American
American drama
Filmed plays
Filmed performances
Drama
History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Rayne; David Selby; Benjamin Cook; Jonathan Fielding; Scott Westerman; David Emerson Toney; Michael Goodwin; Steven Carpenter; Norman Aronovic; Robin Moseley; Hugh Nees; Edward James Hyland; Beth Hylton; Chaney Tullos; Benjamin Schiffbauer; James Chatham; Michael Kramer; Jonathan Watkins; Takeshi Kata; Wade Laboissonniere; Pat Collins; Ryan Rumery; Clint Allen; Cookie Jordan; Lynn Watson; Jim Carnahan; Stephen Kopel; Brandon Prendergast; Kate Kilbane; Mark Ramont; Kristin Fox-Siegmund; Anthony J Hoos; James Still; Ford's Theatre Society.; Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (Washington Metropolitan Area)
OCLC Number: 367386270
Language Note: In English.
Notes: DVD created with permission from Actors Equity Association.
Credits: Scenic design, Takeshi Kata ; costume design, Wade Laboissonniere ; lighting design, Pat Collins ; sound design and original music, Ryan Rumery ; video design, Clint Allen ; wig and make-up design, Cookie Jordan ; dialect consultant, Lynn Watson ; New York casting, Jim Carnahan & Stephen Kopel ; production stage manager, Brandon Prendergast ; assistant stage manager, Kate Kilbane ; director of theatre programming, Mark Ramont ; director of programming, Kristin Fox-Siegmund.
Cast: David Selby, Benjamin Cook, Jonathan Fielding, Scott Westerman, David Emerson Toney, Michael Goodwin, Steven Carpenter, Norman Aronovic, Robin Moseley, Hugh Nees, Edward James Hyland, Beth Hylton, Chaney Tullos, Benjamin Schiffbauer, James Chatham, Michael Kramer, Jonathan Watkins.
Event notes: Videotaped Feb. 21, 2009 for the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive by Tony Hoos.
Description: 2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD+R.
Contents: disc 1. Act I (43 min.) ; Act II (48 min.) --
disc 2. Act III (46 min.).
Responsibility: the Ford's Theatre Society production of ; by James Still ; director, Stephen Rayne.

Abstract:

A live performance of the play The heavens are hung in black, by James Still. Therein, President Abraham Lincoln agonizes over a series of personal and political crises in mid-1862, during the second year of the American Civil War. This performance is from the world premiere run of the play, which was commissioned by The Ford's Theatre Society to celebrate the completion of their 18-month, $25 million renovation project.

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