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The Greatest Speech of All Time!
March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tim Mooney, performer of the hit one-man shows, “Moliere than Thou,” “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” and “Shakespeare’s Histories” is bringing THE GREATEST SPEECH OF ALL TIME to St. Michaels Library on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
THE GREATEST SPEECH OF ALL TIME leads the audience through the words that shaped history, as they were being spoken. Mooney’s special proclivity for recognizing and interpreting the shades of irony and hyperbole which informed the oratory, and his ability to untangle the “spaghetti” of centuries-old syntax, recreates these events, enabling the audience to experience the moment when everything hangs in the balance!
Mooney presents Frederick Douglass’ searing Fourth-of-July indictment of slavery, mounting a “fiery stream” of rebuke for the “revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy” that characterized the American slave trade.
He takes us on a journey of historical figures such as Socrates giving his famous “Apology,” in anticipation of his death sentence, Mark Antony delivering his “Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” address. His performance will include speeches from the following famous orators; Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Dr. Martin Luther King. For more information call 410 745-5877 or go to the Events Calendar at www.tcfl.org.