Jefferson’s Garden

Timberlake Wertenbaker
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571325122
Date Published
05.02.2015
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Summary

America. 1776.

Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun?

Thomas Jefferson is an idealist, with a vision of liberty for all. But America is a fractured coalition of states, in a bloody war for independence. How will he balance the ideal with the reality?

Susanna was born a slave. But the British promise liberation for those who join their fight against the revolution. Where does true freedom lie?

Jefferson’s Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker premiered at Watford Palace Theatre in February 2015.

Critic Reviews

A sweeping study of America's battle for independence. It's an exciting, provocative play that crams an enormous amount into two-and-a-half hours... A stirring show about differing definitions of freedom and the nature of America that cries out to have a longer life.

Michael Billington, Guardian
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Timberlake Wertenbaker’s plays include New Anatomies (ICA, London, 1982), Abel’s Sister (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1984), The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court), which won the Plays and Players Most Promising Playwright Award in 1985, Our Country’s Good (Royal Court and Broadway), winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988 and the New York Drama Critics’…

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