Wednesday, December 20, 2023

"The Battle of Franklin" by A.S. Peterson

I’ve been reading fictional treatments of the Civil War lately: Shelby Foote’s Novel Shiloh; Stephen Vincent Benet’s epic poem John Brown’s Body; Stephen Crane’s novel The Red Badge of Courage; and Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott. I’ve tried to get into E.L. Doctorow’s novel The March, which should be a slam dunk given the subject is Sherman’s march through Georgia, but I’ve started and stopped three times. I’ll give it another go and either succeed or admit defeat.  

The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Divided is a stage play script by A.S. Peterson. With songs (even though it’s not a musical) Patrick Thomas, the play was commissioned by Studio Tenn and produced in 2016. It was a challenge rather admirably met; depicting a battle on the theatrical stage is a difficult feat to pull off, but Peterson does it.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Dancing Priest.

Some Wednesday Readings


2023 Year in Review – Honorable Mentions – Civil War Books and Authors.


What is the True Nature of Ebenezer Scrooge? – Titus Techera at The Imaginative Conservative. 


Jews in the Land of Israel – poem by Yehuda Amichai.


Uptown Gothic: The NYC Photographs of Thaddeus Wilkerson – Michael Gonzales at CrimeReads. 

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