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The whipping man, by Matthew Lopez

Label
The whipping man
Title
The whipping man
Statement of responsibility
by Matthew Lopez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon, a young Confederate officer who has been severely wounded. He finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John, who wait in the empty house for the family's return. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, they wrestle with their shared past, the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The sun sets on the last night of Passover and Simon - having adopted the religion of his masters - prepares a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, noting with particular satisfaction the parallels to their current situation. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax
Cataloging source
VMC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lopez, Matthew
Dewey number
812/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.O66
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Freedmen
  • Passover
  • United States
Label
The whipping man, by Matthew Lopez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"#29121"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn773825563
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
A Samuel French acting edition.
Extent
75 pages
Isbn
9780573697098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773825563
  • (Sirsi) a1649384
Label
The whipping man, by Matthew Lopez
Publication
Copyright
Note
"#29121"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn773825563
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
A Samuel French acting edition.
Extent
75 pages
Isbn
9780573697098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773825563
  • (Sirsi) a1649384

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