Sunday, July 30, 2017
Fringe 2017 - Returning Favorite - Matthew Foster
Matthew Foster (2003 Top 10) of
American Civic Forum - Themselves They Made Immaculate: Clara Barton at Andersonville
In 1866, Clara Barton, the Civil War's Angel of the Battlefield, testified to Congress on her work in the postwar South. Linda Sue Anderson performs this sobering—but heartening—look into our past and present.
Mr. Foster, then at the head of the Ministry of Cultural Warfare, was on the very first of these Top 10 lists I was asked to compile. Last year, heading up the American Civic Forum, he was back again entertaining Mom and me with - of all things - dramatic readings from Supreme Court decisions and dissents. We weren’t the only ones who loved it. This year, it’s Clara Barton and Andersonville. I am chagrined I didn’t have a frame of reference but a quick Google search guarantees me that anything they choose to do with this subject is going to be compelling Fringe fare. Can’t wait.
And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, the rest of the returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages. Enjoy!