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The Old Glory: Endecott and the Red Cross; My Kinsman, Major Molineux; And Benito Cereno

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Winner of Five Obies, now back in print after fifteen years, a stage adaptation of classic stories by Hawthorne and Melville

In the three plays in The Old Glory--Endecott and the Red Cross; My Kinsman, Major Molineux; and Benito Cereno--the most powerful figure in postwar American poetry confronts the most haunting American fiction writers of the nineteenth century. The result is a mythical, nightmare history of three centuries in America. In Endecott and the Red Cross, Hawthorne's Puritan governor, horrified by his colony's high living, declares, "Everything in America will be Bible, blood and iron. / England will no longer exist." The other two plays, based on Hawthorne's My Kinsman, Major Molineux and Melville's Benito Cereno, take up the themes of parricide and independence: one in Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, the other on a merchant ship in the Caribbean in the early nineteenth century.

The plays were first performed in 1964, when the poet Randall Jarrell wrote: "I have never seen a better American play than Benito Cereno, the major play in Robert Lowell's The Old Glory . . . The play is a masterpiece of imaginative knowledge."

About the Author

Robert Lowell (1917-77) was the renowned and controversial author of many books of poetry, including Day by Day, The Dolphin, and History. FSG also published his Collected Prose in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374527044
Introduction:
Miller, Jonathan
Other:
Brustein, Robert
Introduction by:
Brustein, Robert
Introduction:
Brustein, Robert
Illustrator:
Miller, Jonathan
Author:
Lowell, Robert
Author:
Miller, Jonathan
Author:
Brustein, Robert
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Number:
1st rev. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.545 in

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