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Kermit Hunter's Revolutionary War drama, Horn in the West is the third largest outdoor drama in the state of North Carolina. Developed continuously since the early 1950s, Horn in the West chronicles the settlers who came to the Blue Ridge Mountains seeking freedom an escape from British tyranny.
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18959
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North Carolina author and playwright Paul Green experienced a diverse and successful career as a writer, screenwriter, and playwright. Most famous for The Lost Colony, which depicted early colonists in North Carolina, Green was able to parley his success into the support of progressive social causes in the South.
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18958
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Interviewer William Howard Rough revisits the 1960 interview he conducted with playwright Paul Green where they discussed the state of the theater, the need for theater for the American public, and Paul Green's The Lost Colony.
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18961
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During her tenure as Artist-in-Residence at Rockingham Community College, playwright June Guralnick was inspired by the fading local textile industry and wrote the play Finding Clara. Set in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and Movie-Heaven Land, Finding Clara covers over 60 years while of time while conveying the connections between a pre-Depression American textile laborer, her descendants, and a silent film actress.
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19075
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In this review, Catherine Carter examines Susan Ludvigson's 2006 collection of poetry Escaping the House of Certainty, Lenard D. Moore's 2008 poetry in A Temple Looming, and Dannye Romine Powell's 2008 poetry in A Necklace of Bees. Ludvigson's Escaping the House of Certainty hosts a collection of poetry that explores the constraints put on ourselves and our art. A Temple Looming follows the poet as he peruses old photos and uses his poetry to expand upon them. The collection of poetry, A Necklace of Bees, examines the poets feelings on loss and the anticipation of loss.
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19072
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Labor strife during the pre-Depression era was celebrated by contemporary artists through literature, song, and plays. While not as preserved or remembered as literature and song, plays are an important artistic medium for remembering labor strife such as the 1929 Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, NC. Script details for two such plays, Strike! and Strike Song have recently surfaced as current interest has increased.
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19073
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The production of rich, vivid, and creative literature out of North Carolina flows from the many sections of the state and the diverse cultural groups that make up the population. The German heritage of North Carolina is a treasure trove of culture and history that has been underutilized to this point in literature.
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19074
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From the archives of 19th century North Carolinian M. Luther Stirewalt, Jr. family letters illustrate the vast, untapped potential in North Carolina historical records. Letters, the best known source of long distance communication during the 19th century, provide insight into the culture, history, and daily life of historical North Carolinians.
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19241
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Jeffrey Franklin examines the state of poetry in North Carolina by reviewing three collections of North Carolina poetry. Spill, by poet Michael Chitwood, is a multi-faceted collection of poems pertaining to family, God, and death. Julia Nunnaly Duncan's An Endless Tapestry is a collection of Appalachian poetry focusing in the not so distant past of North Carolina. The Golden Ratio, by Keith Flynn is a dazzling assortment of characters and situations covering a range of psychological, metaphysical, historical, aesthetic, and political topics.
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19242
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Inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October 2008, Dr. James Applewhite has created a large collection of poetry heavily influenced by his North Carolina past. From growing up on a tobacco farm in Wilson County to his time spent at Duke University earning his BA, MA, and PhD, North Carolina has had a lasting effect on his poetry.
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19243
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In this review, Art Taylor examines the first three thrilling literary offerings by North Carolinian John Hart. His first novel, The King of Lies, follows a young North Carolina lawyer investigating the murder of his father. The second novel, Down River, chronicles a young man burdened by and family secrets and dysfunctions while staring down criminal accusations against him. The third novel, The Last Child, features a young boy dealing with extraordinary family tragedy and the attempts to understand it.
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