Additional Resources for The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan
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Caudill, Harry, Night Comes to the Cumberlands, a Biography of a Depressed Area, Little Brown, 1963.

This work is a sociological study of the Cumberland Plateau, full of rich characters, violence, and courage. The study reads in a theatrical style and deals with many of the same issues expressed in The Kentucky Cycle.

Evans, Greg, "'Cycle' Rolls into Broadway's Red Sea," in Varitey, December 20, 1993, pp. 55-58.

Robert Schenkkan's two-part The Kentucky Cycle is expected to join a growing group of straight plays with losses that once were the sole province of expensive musicals. The play grossed only $170,951 of a potential $349,299 on Broadway for the week ending Decembers, 1993.

Mason, Bobbie Ann, "Recycling Kentucky," in The New Yorker, November 1, 1993, pp. 52-60.

In "The Kentucky Cycle," Robert Schenkkan set out to redress the exploitation of Eastern Kentucky, but some Kentuckians wish he hadn't. One criticism of the play is that it portrays...

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