Sunday, August 26, 2012

Timothy Mooney "Greatest Speech of All Time" performances

Tim Mooney describes the concept and the impetus behind "The Greatest Speech of All Time," his new one-man play, depicting monologues from Socrates, Mark Antony, Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Teddy & Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. Mooney describes the power that lives inside the words and his intent to explore them for the modern audience. (Video captured from a live performance of the show at the Kansas City Fringe Festival.)

Tim Mooney presents Frederick Douglass' famous "The Hypocrisy of American Slavery" (also known as "What to the American Slave is the Fourth of July?") as part of "The Greatest Speech of All Time," presented at the Kansas City Fringe Festival, July, 2012. Mooney effectively captures the soaring rhetoric and emotional power of the speech. Is this "the greatest speech of all time?" Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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