History Theatre / SeventeenSeventySix

2nd Sep '17 4:15:19 AM bjex
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--->'''Hancock:''': Alright, gentlemen, we are about to brave the storm in a skiff made of paper. Step up, and don't miss your chance to commit treason.\\
'''Franklin''': Hancock is right. This document is our passport to the gallows. But it's too late now - we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.\\
'''[=McKean=]:''' In my case, hangin' won't be sa bad; one snap and it's all over, but lookit [skinny] Read there! He'll be dancin' a jig long after I'm gone!\\

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--->'''Hancock:''': Alright, gentlemen, we are about to brave the storm in a skiff made of paper. Step step right up, and don't gentlemen. Don't miss your chance to commit treason.\\
'''Franklin''': Hancock is right. This document is our passport to the gallows. But it's too late now - there's no backing out now, for if we must all do not hang together, or we shall most assuredly we shall all hang separately.\\
'''[=McKean=]:''' In my case, hangin' won't be sa so bad; one snap and it's it'll be all over, but just like that. But lookit [skinny] Read there! He'll be dancin' a jig long after I'm gone!\\
31st Aug '17 12:51:48 PM bjex
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** The Congress engages in a bit of this before signing the Declaration, and thereby committing treason, for which they very well could end up on a gallows.
--->'''Franklin''': We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.\\
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** The Congress engages in a bit of this quite literal gallows humor before signing the Declaration, and thereby committing treason, treason against the English crown, for which they very well could end up on a gallows.
--->'''Franklin''': We must all hang together, or assuredly --->'''Hancock:''': Alright, gentlemen, we shall all hang separately.are about to brave the storm in a skiff made of paper. Step up, and don't miss your chance to commit treason.\\
'''Franklin''': Hancock is right. This document is our passport to the gallows. But it's too late now - we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.\\



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** ShownTheirWork: In real life, the first quote is attributed to Franklin during the actual signing of the Declaration. [=McKean=]'s joke about hanging faster than Read is paraphrased from a quote by Declaration signer Benjamin Harrison. [[note]]Father of 30-day president UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison and great-grandfather of his namesake, President UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison.[[/note]]

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** ShownTheirWork: In real life, Franklin did indeed say something like the first quote is words attributed to Franklin him during the actual signing of the Declaration. [=McKean=]'s joke about hanging faster than Read is paraphrased from a quote by Declaration signer Benjamin Harrison. [[note]]Father of 30-day president UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison and great-grandfather of his namesake, President UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison.[[/note]]
8th Aug '17 8:12:03 AM LadyErinNY
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* TheBigBoard: A slider board showing the vote tally. There is also a tear-off calendar (ominously?) counting down to July 4th. Both were invented by the playwrights for dramatic expedience.

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* TheBigBoard: A slider board showing the vote tally. There is also a tear-off calendar (ominously?) counting down to July 4th. Both were invented by the playwrights for dramatic expedience.



* CassandraTruth: When Caesar Rodney introduces James Wilson to Dr. Lyman Hall:
-->'''Caesar Rodney''': Oh, Judge Wilson, forgive me, but how can anyone see you if you insist on standing in Mr. Dickinson's shadow?
31st Jul '17 12:51:19 PM SpectralTime
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** One to modern ears. In the show, "Maryland" is pronounced "Mary Land," rather than the modern pronunciation of "Marilyn."

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** One to modern ears. In the show, "Maryland" is pronounced "Mary Land," rather than the modern pronunciation of "Marilyn." "Marilynd," as is appropriate to the time period.
30th Jul '17 9:48:19 PM K
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** One to modern ears. In the show, "Maryland" is pronounced "Mary Land," rather than the modern pronunciation of "Marilyn."
15th Jul '17 8:59:58 AM snichols1973
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Jefferson, speaking of black slavery, says that "the rights of man are deeply wounded by this infamous practice!" And Rutledge utterly nails him with, "Then see to your own wounds, Mr. Jefferson, for you are a practitioner! ''Are you not''?!" Jefferson is clearly shaken by this; publicly, he commits to freeing all of his slaves when the time is ripe. (Spoiler: He doesn't. Jefferson couldn't stay solvent even ''with'' slaves, but nobody with an estate as big as his could stay solvent without them.)

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Jefferson, speaking of black slavery, says that "the rights of man are deeply wounded by this infamous practice!" And Rutledge utterly nails him with, "Then see to your own wounds, Mr. Jefferson, for you are a practitioner! ''Are you not''?!" Jefferson is clearly shaken by this; publicly, he commits to freeing all of his slaves when the time is ripe. (Spoiler: [[spoiler: He doesn't. Jefferson couldn't stay solvent even ''with'' slaves, but nobody with an estate as big as his could stay solvent without them.)]]
11th Jul '17 5:10:39 AM AuntieSocialist
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*** See NotSoDifferent below



* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Averted with Bartlett (though it's not touched on at all), as well as Hall. When asked if his doctorate was in medicine or theology, Hall cheerfully answers that it's actually both and asks Rodney which may be of service to him. Played straight with Franklin though, whose doctorate is an honorary one.


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-->'''Rutledge''' [''extending one hand'']: "Hail Boston!"
-->'''Rutledge''' [''extending the other hand'']: "Hail Charleston!"
-->'''Rutledge''': "Who stinketh the most?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"
-->[''cue dramatic contentious closing music'']
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Averted with Bartlett (though it's not touched on at all), as well as Hall. When asked if his doctorate was in medicine or theology, Hall cheerfully answers that it's actually both and asks Rodney which may be of service to him. Played straight with Franklin though, whose doctorate is an honorary one.
10th Jul '17 5:20:50 PM AuntieSocialist
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** Even Franklin gets tired of Adams' holier-than-thou antics:
-->'''Franklin''': How DARE you jeopardize our cause, when we've come so far? These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about! They are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home!

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** Even long-suffering Franklin gets tired of Adams' holier-than-thou antics:
antics when he crosses the line and impugns Franklin's anti-slavery "credentials". Kindly light-hearted old Ben lets him have it with both barrels:
-->'''Franklin''': ''The issue here is Independence!'' Maybe you've lost sight of that fact but I have not! How DARE ''dare'' you jeopardize our cause, when we've come so far? These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about! They are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home!home, but in any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife!
7th Jul '17 4:27:57 AM snichols1973
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* CassandraTruth: When Caesar Rodney introduces James Wilson to Dr. Lyman Hall:
-->'''Caesar Rodney''': Oh, Judge Wilson, forgive me, but how can anyone see you if you insist on standing in Mr. Dickinson's shadow?
7th Jul '17 4:15:08 AM snichols1973
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* AlliterativeList: When Adams is singing "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve":
-->'''John Adams''': You see, we piddle, twiddle, and resolve,\\
Not one damn thing do we solve,\\
Piddle, twiddle, and resolve,\\
Nothing's ever solved\\
In foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadephia!
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