Angel, Leonard (Canadian playwright, 1945-____), "After Antietam,"
a 45-minute drama in English,
© 1975 by Angel Leonard;
• in Angel Leonard’s After Antietam, 1st edition (Vancouver: New Play Centre, 1976, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1977);
• also, in Leonard Angel’s After Antietam and Isadora and G. B.: Two Short Plays, 1st edition (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1978), ISBN 0887540953, ISBN 155173351X;
• script/rights available from Angel Leonard, 865 Durward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 2Z1, Canada, telephone 604-876-6925.
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980). ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
• Also, cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 10.
_____ (m), a Confederate general’s aide; _____ (f), a young southern woman.
"The Idealism of the Confederacy is juxtaposed with the brutal reality of the War Between the States whe, after the battle at Antietam, a Confederate soldier on a secret mission for General Jeb Stuart meets a young southern woman who is looking for an adventure."—Brock, 50.
"A general’s aide is sent to find a girl for the general’s pleasure. The girl stirs the aide’s conscience to question the order and his duty to obey." — Fidell, 10.
"When a Confederate soldier meets a southern woman, the idealism of the Confederacy clashes with the brutal realities of war. "The play's quiet resolution offers an experience that anyone interested in fine, communicative theatre should try not to miss."—Max Wyman, Vancouver Sun.
• Premiered at New Play Centre, Vancouver, Canada, April 29, 1976.—Brock, 50.
• “Singing.”—Fidell, 10.
• “ . . . [Jeb Stuart,] popular name of James Ewell Brown Stuart . . . , born in Patrick Co, [Virginia]. He trained at West Point, fought against Indians on the frontier, and was Robert E Lee’s aide in the assault against John Brown and his men at Harper’s Ferry. The Confederacy’s best-known cavalry commander, he fought at the first Battle of Bull Run (1861), and in 1862 led 1200 troopers in a famous ride around McClellan’s army. He led his cavalry in most of the other famous campaigns in N[orthern] Virginia, but was criticized for losing contact with Lee (who called him ‘the eyes of the army’) for a week during the Gettysburg campaign (1863). A dramatic figure in his gaudy uniforms and plumed hat, he was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.”—The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, http://www.biography.com/cgi-bin/biography/biography-request.pl?page=/biography/data/S/S.13255.txt.html.
• “Leonard Angel was born in Montreal in 1945. Since the mid-sisties he has been writing plays, poetry, and philosophy. He has taught playwriting at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Victoria, and philosophy at many colleges and universities, curently Douglas College. He is married to Susan, with three children.”—Leonard Angel, http://www.puc.ca/cgi-bin/puc/catalogue.cgi?function=detail&Authors_uid=10, accessed October 15, 2001.
• B.A. (phil) 1966, McGill University; M.A. (phil) 1968, University of British Columbia; M.A. (Creative Writing & Theatre), 1970, University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (phil), 1974, University of British Columbia.
• Areas of interest: Philosophy of Religion, Mysticism, Meditation, Analytic Philosophy, Ethics, Theory of Knowledge, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Asian Philosophy, Critical Thinking (A Format for Multifactoral Reasoning), and Philosophical Counselling.
• Photograph from Leonard Angel, http://www.douglas.bc.ca/programs/philosophy/faculty/angel.html, accessed January 29, 2007.
adventure, Antietam, brutality, Confederacy, idealism, reality, secret mission, Stuart (aka Jeb, aka James Elwell Brown Stuart, American Confederate General, 1833-1864), War Between the States.
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