Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xi

“A small encampment of listeners bending to the hard lessons” is the way a student discussion of Vietnam is described in David Hassler’s May 4th Voices. This is not a play in the conventional sense, but bursts of live feelings ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xv

The idea for May 4th Voices grew out of many conversations and was developed through the creative and collaborative involvement of many people. The play was originally written and performed as part of a larger, multifaceted ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-3

On May 4, 1970, four students were killed and nine injured on the campus of Kent State University by the Ohio National Guard during a Vietnam War protest. Nearly forty years later, I began work on a play, based on the ...

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Production Notes

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pp. 5-6

May 4th Voices was first performed at Kent State University on May 2, 2010, directed by Katherine Burke, for the 40th annual May 4th Commemoration. The original cast was comprised of Maj Ragain as narrator and ...

Scenes and Characters

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pp. 7-8

Scene One: The Lottery

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pp. 9-18

Scene Two: Something Drastic

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pp. 19-21

Scene Three: The Whole Town is Burning

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pp. 22-30

Scene Four: The Rally

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pp. 31-32

Scene Five: A Veil is Rent

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pp. 33-37

Scene Six: Intensive Care

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pp. 38-41

Scene Seven: Reactionary

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pp. 42-48

Scene Eight: Getting in the Way of Bullets

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pp. 49-54

Scene Nine: Vigil

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pp. 55-60

Afterword

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pp. 61-62