THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th at 10am: ALICES RESTAURANT MASSACREE

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED
The song is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army - burn women, kids, houses and villages - after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.

The "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, presented by Shandon Loring today for your listening pleasure or just to groan at and be Thankful when it's over.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY

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THURSDAY November 21st at 7pm: AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by Louisa May Alcott

"A simple story of a time long ago"
AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING

Mother and Father are called away suddenly the day before Thanksgiving because Grandma was “failin’ fast,” leaving their 8 children behind. The oldest girls, Tilly and Prue, decide to finish the dinner though they had never made a turkey with stuffing before, nor had they ever cooked plum pudding. All does not turn out perfectly, but at the end of the day, everyone is happy, warm and fed. Book: AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING Author: Louisa May Alcott Review by Susan Bailey:https://louisamayalcottismypassion.com/2011/11/28/an-old-fashioned-louisa-may-alcott-thanksgiving/

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THURSDAY November 14th at 7pm: ANTONY and CLEOPATRA - Shakespeare in story

"Make death proud to take us"
ANTONY and CLEOPATRA
William Shakespeare's play, told in story format

Mark Antony, one of three rulers of Rome, is in love with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Antony is summoned back to Rome, where he clashes with another ruler Octavius before returning to Cleopatra in Egypt. Now in battle with Octavius, Antony and Cleopatra suffer losses and miscommunication, and both eventually commit suicide. Book: Shakespeare's Stories - The Histories Authors: William Shakespeare and Beverly Birch


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THURSDAY November 7th at 7pm: JULIUS CAESAR - Shakespeare in story

"Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar! "
JULIUS CAESAR
William Shakespeare's play, told in story format

Jealous conspirators convince Caesar's friend Brutus to join their assassination plot against Caesar. To stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators kill him on the Ides of March. Mark Antony drives the conspirators out of Rome and fights them in a battle. Brutus and his friend Cassius lose and kill themselves, leaving Antony to rule in Rome. Book: Shakespeare's Stories - The Histories Authors: William Shakespeare and Beverly Birch


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