- Hardcover: 310 pages
- Publisher: Rivendell House Ltd; First edition (March 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878281097
- ISBN-13: 978-1878281098
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,616,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Odyssey of Masquers: The Everyman Players First Edition
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Dear Friends, before daylight I went to pick up my mail at the end of my driveway. Didn't run into any mountain lions, nor bears, nor Copperheads, nor human kind. I was surprised to find a package in my mailbox that was addressed to me. I opened the package and found a most wonderous surprise. Some dear, wonderful person had sent me a book that came from Thomas Savage Booksellers. I was thrilled beyond comprehension. It was "An Odyssey of Masquers: The Everyman Players" by Orlin Corey. I sat for over 3 hours reading about The Book of Job and reliving my nights spent at the Cove watching the beauty and majesty of the play. I had forgotten that Job was portrayed by Mickey Hammack a wonderful actor. And the frogs that lived in the pond/pool just in front of the stage where you could see the the reflection of the play in the water. Sometimes the actors were onstage with a frog on their head or shoulder! And that the frogs were very quiet as the organ played, but yelled out ribbit when the actors spoke! Going down memory lane, remembering Preston from Pineville, remember when Nikita Khruschev toured the US and the Russians sent a team of photographers to this area to record the abysmal houses and abandoned coal colliers of Straight Creek and Stinking Creek, and that night the Russians came to Job. They did not take any photos but we're told they were visibly impressed. And in the book Orlin reflected on questions that people who attended the play asked and the statements they made. Questions like "Are you preachers?" "No, we are actors." "Really? You seem so sincere.Read more ›