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Norman Corwin's The rivalry / directed by Eric Simonson ; producing director, Susan Albert Loewenberg.

Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011 (Author). Simonson, Eric. (Added Author). Loewenberg, Susan Albert. (Added Author). Rabe, Lily, 1982- (Added Author). Giamatti, Paul. (Added Author). Strathairn, David. (Added Author). Gleason, James, 1952- (Added Author). Cochran, Shannon. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580815703 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1580815707 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: Venice : L.A. Theatre Works, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 1:44:03.
Participant or Performer Note:
Starring in order of appearance: Lily Rabe (Adele Douglas), Paul Giamatti (Stephen A. Douglas), David Strathairn (Abraham Lincoln), James Gleason (Rep. Committeeman / Reporter), Shannon Cochran (Lady Douglasite).
Summary, etc.:
Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn star in Norman Corwin's electrifying dramatization of the history-making Lincoln-Douglas debates. This fierce rivalry between rising legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen A. Douglas tackled some of the day's most passionate and controversial issues -- above all, those of slavery and the American concept of freedom. As seen through the eyes of Douglas' young wife Adele (Lily Rabe), the play illuminates two of the most charismatic politicians of any era. Also stars James Gleason and Shannon Cochran. Directed by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson. - Container.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 49331 KB; MP3 file size: 48915 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 > Drama.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Political and social views > Drama.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 > Political and social views > Drama.
United States > Politics and government > 1857-1861 > Drama.
Illinois > Politics and government > To 1865 > Drama.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.

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