Daniel Webster : I Still Live!
Daniel Webster’s last words may have been “I Still Live!” In any case, the great man lives again in this dramatic and entertaining performance.
Meet the New Hampshire farm boy who grew up to become the nation’s orator and statesman, defending the Constitution and fighting to preserve the Union. Daniel Webster, in his own words, will introduce you to Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Presidents Adams and Jefferson as he knew them. Hear his impassioned appeal to the Supreme Court in the famous Dartmouth College case and his dramatic argument in the Salem, Massachusetts, murder trial that inspired Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
“The script of I Still Live is lively and beautifully crafted, giving the viewer a vivid sense of the issues which dominated Webster’s era and ultimately propelled the nation toward civil war. Cooke is especially skilful in balancing the larger political and social issues with insights into Webster’s private life, beliefs and values. The performance is a treat for the eye, the ear and the mind.”
Sheldon Stern, Former Historian
John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library