Did “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Start the Civil War?

That’s the question asked in today’s NY Daily News by David Reynolds, distinguished professor at CUNY and author of the upcoming “Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America” and the editor of “Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The Splendid Edition.” This year marks both the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of […]

There is more depth . . .

“. . . there is more depth to this iconic anti-slavery melodrama than generally thought.” So says Back Stage theater critic Erik Haagensen, as he singles out actor Alex Marshall-Brown as one of his top 10 NYC theater performances for 2010, for her portrayal of Topsy in the Metropolitan Playhouse’s production of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. […]

Metropolitan Playhouse Production

George L. Aiken’s stage version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was produced by the Metropolitan Playhouse in New York City this past November and December, giving me a rare opportunity to see a live presentation. I noted with pleasure that both the New York Times reviewer, Rachel Saltz, and the Village Voice reviewer, Michael Feingold, offered […]