SUNDAY ♦ JULY 14, 2019 ♦ 2:30 PM
The Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company’s Production of
The Civil War, Poetry, & Our Lives!
A dramatic presentation of Eli Siegel’s great lecture on
Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days & the Civil War:
Hot and Cold Tell of Poetry
In this stirring, exciting production by the acclaimed Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company, you’ll see how the Civil War has to do with the personal life and thoughts of everyone—and with what America is in the very midst of!
What the Civil War Was About
By Ellen Reiss
“There has been a desire on the part of Southerners and others to say that the Civil War was not about slavery, but about states’ rights. However, the much romanticized ‘lost cause’ of the South was slavery, period. To understand how slavery could be seen as a ‘right,’ we have to understand contempt, including in ourselves.”
Songs & Poems
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Featured image: Frederic Edwin Church, “Our Banner in the Sky,” 1861 (detail)