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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Your Heart Will Burn: Act 1 Scene 8

This scene is where Elizabeth Ashton passes away.  I have discovered since we did the musical that her death was different, actually on board ship but after they had docked at Constitution Wharf, Boston. For more detail please see this previous post:
http://billywardlegen.blogspot.com/2010/10/deaths-of-elizabeth-betsey-baby-sarah.html
I like the funeral scene, the spirit dancing.  I believe spirits go on after death and try to portray this in this scene and other death scenes in the musical.  There is another historical error in this scene with the playing of Taps.  Taps was not written for another five years or more as it was written by General Dan Butterfield during the Civil War.  This is the scene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbx9iYLL4SU&feature=plcp

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