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Jacqueline Kennedy reads to daughter Caroline (© Jacques Lowe)

American Scrapbook: A Celebration of Verse

Based on poetry written and compiled by Caroline Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, this world premiere Kennedy Center commission uses spoken word and music to explore the touchstones of the life of one of America's most heralded families. Age 9+

  • Jan. 29 - Feb. 6, 2011
  • Family Theater
  • 1 hour
  • $18.00
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American Scrapbook: A Celebration of Verse
A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission
By Jason Williamson
Directed by Kathleen Amshoff
 
Like many Americans, the Kennedys shared a love for poetry and read it together as a family. This highly theatrical production combines spoken word, movement, music, and dialogue to move audiences through works selected by Caroline Kennedy in her books The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children. Enjoy the words of Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Gwendolyn Brooks, E. E. Cummings, and others in a special show made for sharing. Age 9 and up. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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