Interesting Question of the Day – 7 December 2020

Though it was popular in its own right in the 19th century, what is the play Our American Cousin best known for now?

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5 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 7 December 2020
  1. Old Bill says:

    Abe Lincoln was watching it when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

  2. Old Bill says:

    And Booth shouted “Sic semper Paratus!” (Thus all tyrants) He was a Southerner, an actor, apparently classically educated but not an admirer of Abe.

  3. Old Bill says:

    You are correct. Paratus means “prepared”. Brutus is also reported to have said Sic semper tyrannis when he assassinated Julius Caesar but I suspect that is more legend than fact.

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