History Theatre / SeventeenSeventySix

27th Apr '17 10:16:11 PM Robaato
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** The song "Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve" was featured in this play, which is set, obviously, in 1776, even though it was not written until the 1970s.
22nd Apr '17 1:15:00 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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** [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_McKean Thomas McKean]] was born in Pennsylvania to parents who emigrated from Ireland as children. He may have been an Ulster Scot by descent, but it's highly doubtful that he had such a prrronounced accent.

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** [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_McKean Thomas McKean]] was born in Pennsylvania to parents who emigrated from Ireland as children. He may have been an Ulster Scot by descent, but it's highly doubtful that he had such a prrronounced accent. (As it happens, Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson ''did'' have a pronounced Scottish accent -- he was born in Carskerdo, Scotland -- but is here portrayed as mostly OvershadowedByAwesome compared to his colleagues Ben Franklin and John Dickinson.)
17th Apr '17 8:25:42 PM justpat
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-->'''Dickinson:''' ''(to Adams)'' Is that all England means to you, sir? Is that all the pride and affection you can muster for the nation that bore you? For the noblest, most civilized nation on the planet? Would you have us forsake Hastings and Magna Carta, Strongbow and Lionheart, Drake and Marlborough, Tudors, Stuarts, and Plantagenets? For what, sir? Tell me, for what? For ''you?'' Heh. Some men are patriots like General Washington. And others are anarchists, like Mr. Paine. Some, even, are internationalists, like Dr. Franklin. But ''you'', sir? ''You'', sir, are [[PretenderDiss merely an agitator]]. Disturbing the peace, creating disorder, endangering the public welfare! And for what? Your petty little personal complaints. ''Your taxes are too high.''

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-->'''Dickinson:''' ''(to Adams)'' Is that all England means to you, sir? Is that all the pride and affection you can muster for the nation that bore you? For the noblest, most civilized nation on the planet? Would you have us forsake Hastings and Magna Carta, Strongbow and Lionheart, Drake and Marlborough, Tudors, Stuarts, and Plantagenets? For what, sir? Tell me, for what? For ''you?'' Heh. Some men are patriots like General Washington. And others are anarchists, like Mr. Paine. Some, even, are internationalists, like Dr. Franklin. But ''you'', sir? ''You'', sir, ''You'' are [[PretenderDiss merely an agitator]]. Disturbing the peace, creating disorder, endangering the public welfare! And for what? Your petty little personal complaints. ''Your problems, your taxes are too high.''high. Well, sir, ''so are mine!''
1st Nov '16 7:25:47 PM YourDoom
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** The song "Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve" was featured in this play, which is set, obviously, in 1776, even though it was not written until the 1970s.
13th Sep '16 7:28:47 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Every telegram from the army is from your obedient -- ''[[DrumRollPlease drumroll]]'' -- G. Washington.

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** Every telegram letter from the army is from your obedient -- ''[[DrumRollPlease drumroll]]'' -- G. Washington.
21st Jul '16 7:01:41 AM JoieDeCombat
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* OneBookAuthor: While everyone else in the movie had or would later appear in films or television, this is the only time Ralston Hill (Thomson) and Charles Rule (Hewes) ever appear on screen.
21st Jul '16 6:55:01 AM JoieDeCombat
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* GeniusBonus: Sharp-eyed viewers will note that, during the choreography for the song "Cool Considerate Men," specifically during the chorus ("ever to the right, never to the left") at no time do any of the singers ever step directly to the left. Even when they move to the left, they do so by making three right turns.
21st Jul '16 6:46:41 AM JoieDeCombat
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** The actual debate on the text of the Declaration took place ''after'' the vote for independence, which would have made the whole play rather anti-climatic, though the proposed amendment on fishing rights ''actually happened''.
21st Jul '16 6:37:39 AM JoieDeCombat
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* AbsenteeActor: On the original Broadway cast recording, thanks to Howard da Silva's heart attack just before opening night. That's his understudy, Rex Everhart, singing Franklin.
20th Jul '16 1:57:04 PM snichols1973
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The committees.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The committees.several committees in a "A committee formed to address (subject), designated as the (subject) committee format:
-->'''Hancock''': A committee formed to answer all congressional correspondence, designated as the Congressional Correspondence committee.\\\
'''Hancock''': A committee formed to consider the problem of counterfeit money, designated as the counterfeit money committee.\\\
'''Hancock''': A committee formed to study the causes of our military defeat in Canada...\\\
'''Hancock''': A committee formed to keep secrets, designated as the secrets committee.
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