The America Play, and Other Works - Section 8, The America Play, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Section 8, The America Play, Part 2 Summary

NB The characters in this part of the play speak in the author's revised language.

"A - Big Bang"

Lucy and her son Brazil dig in "an exact replica of The Great Hole of History." As gunshots fire and echo, Lucy urges Brazil to keep digging, saying it's important to know the difference between "thuh real thing from thuh echo. Thuh truth from thuh hearsay." Brazil comments that if they could find his father's bones they'd know the truth, but Lucy disagrees (see "Quotes," p. 178). Brazil then speaks a lengthy story to the audience about how his father came out west, how he was a natural digger, and how he used to visit the original Great Hole of History when he was back east. He describes how his father became involved in portraying Mr. Lincoln, and suddenly pretends to...

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