A Freneau Sampler: The Prose and Poetry of Revolutionary War Writer Philip Freneau
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Date: April 2013
Duration: 0 hours 32 minutes
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PhilipMorin Freneau (January 2, 1752-December 18, 1832) was a notable American poet,nationalist, polemicist, sea captain, and newspaper editor, sometimes calledthe "Poet of the American Revolution." This half-hour historical drama wasadapted into play form by Joe Bevilacqua, in association with W. John Bauer,English Professor, Kean University. It was first toured on stage with grantsfrom the Monmouth County Historical Society and the New Jersey HistoricalCommission.
The play details Freneau's fascinating life alongside the leaders ofthe Revolution, from George Washington to Ben Franklin, and features a finecast, including Joe Bevilacqua as Philip Freneau, with William Melillo, AlisonNead, Rick Ramos, Leslie Spital, and Cathi Tully.