Drama Based on Historical Characters

Expand/Collapse Drama Based on Historical Characters

This collection from KET provides examples of drama based on historical characters.

Video segments include an excerpt from the play Jemima Boone: Daughter of Kentucky, which dramatizes the life of Daniel Boone’s daughter.

In Angus Augustus Burleigh,an actor portrays a slave who fought for the Union Army.

The Remarkable Clarks, a historical drama about George Rogers Clark and his siblings, includes interviews with the cast.

Two additional video segments feature Georgetown College drama professor and Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua performer George McGee as 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay.