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Atkinson in the New York Times, describes "The play covers thirty-four months when F.D.R.'s crisis was a private one from the day in August, 1921, when he was stricken by infantile paralysis at his summer home at Campobello, in Canada, to the day at Madison Square Garden in June, 1924, when he was able to stand on his feet long enough to nominate Al Smith for President ofAtkinson in the New York Times, describes "The play covers thirty-four months when F.D.R.'s crisis was a private one from the day in August, 1921, when he was stricken by infantile paralysis at his summer home at Campobello, in Canada, to the day at Madison Square Garden in June, 1924, when he was able to stand on his feet long enough to nominate Al Smith for President of the United States "...

Title : Sunrise at Campobello - A Play in Three Acts
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Sunrise at Campobello - A Play in Three Acts Reviews

  • Connie
    2018-12-01 23:21

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio in 1921 when his family was vacationing at their home on Campobello Island, New Brunswich, Canada. The athletic 39-year-old politician was partially paralyzed. He slowly regained some of his strength at his New York City home, but still needed a wheelchair and braces for his legs. His mother Sara, his wife Eleanor, and his political adviser Louis Howe all had conflicting ideas about whether he should continue his work as a leading Democratic politician. In 1924, with the aid of leg braces and crutches, he stood to make the speech nominating Al Smith as the Democratic candidate for President.The three act play is about FDR trying to overcome his disability since he did not want to spend his life as an invalid. The drama centers on FDR as a person rather than as a politician. It also shows how his family was affected. Only his inner circle of family and friends really knew what a toll polio took on Roosevelt.While I enjoyed the play, there was not much information that I was reading for the first time. But in 1958 when the play was published, it was probably considered a more revealing play. The private lives of Presidents were much more off-limits to the media at that time.3-3.5 starsI read the Random House 1958 edition, 109 pages, IBSN #0394407423.

  • M
    2018-12-06 19:42

    I read this for the descriptions of life at the Roosevelt cottage on Campobello Island. The play itself is a very mild, idealised portrayal of the domestic life of a powerful family, and entirely uncritical.

  • Bobby Sullivan
    2018-11-22 01:17

    Really enjoyed this play. The characters come across as fully developed and alive.