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Little Women

October 15, 2010

Involved in a play and want to develop a character? The library is the best place to start your research.

I’m in the play Little Women, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Books on late 19th century recipes, knitting, fashion, history, Christmas ornaments, etiquette, and Louisa May Alcott herself, all help to bring the Civil War era to life. I always thought Little Women was Louisa May Alcott’s autobiography, but I’m finding out that’s not true. I’m also amazed by how quickly railways became such a lifeline to our country and its development. So while I’m struggling with a hoop skirt, and trying to remember when to stand or sit, I know I can go back to the books to make sure my performance is as realistic as possible.

-Carol
Platte City Branch

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