HH is as much a national treasure as we have in entertainment today. Have seen MT Tonight ! three times in person and watched the video repeatedly. Thank you HH...and thanks Sam....
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:17 PM, Alan Kitty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On Mar 19, 2014, at 12:09 PM, Mark Dawidziak wrote:
> Today marks the 60th anniversary of "Mark Twain Tonight!" The very =
> performance of this remarkable one-man show was on March 19, 1954, at=20=
> the State Teachers College in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania. At 89, the=20
> amazing Hal Holbrook still regularly performs the show that he=20
> constantly reshapes and revises to keep relevant.
> Hal estimates that he has gone through about 16 hours of Twain=20
> material during these 60 years. Since 1975, I've seen "Mark Twain=20
> Tonight!" about 12 times, and I've never seen the same show twice. So, =
> round of applause, please, for one of the greatest achievements in=20
> theater history and one of the most important and influential slices =
> Mark Twain scholarship. I long ago lost count of how many Twain =
> and biographers have told me that they got fired up about Twain by=20
> seeing this show performed live or when CBS broadcast it on March 6,=20=
> 1967 (30 million people watched that night).
> He always has been generous in crediting and celebrating the work=20=
> of Twain scholars. "You are the teachers," he told the assembled Twain=20=
> "family" in 2009. Let us be generous in recognizing how much his =
> have meant to us.
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