Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Re Dan Rottenberg’s review of EgoPo’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Dan’s muse strikes again. His curious young eye in a small Indiana library spies a letter decades later describing the midnight flight of slaves gung ho for the freedom of the North. It resurrects Harriet Beecher Stowe with a verve no scholarly discipline can transmit.
EgoPo’s clever reversal of skin color in the cast of Stowe’s is equally affective. We have a Library of Congress replete with Ph.D.’s in history, yet the median populace remains amnesiac.

What a renaissance we’d savor if our theater cadre were so canny.

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