Letters from the Front

Letters from the Front Often Called An Emotional Roller Coaster, This Play Weaves Actual War Letters Written From The Battle Front And Home Front Dating Back As Far As Valley Forge Into A Story Set During The Waning Days Of WWII The Personal Themes In The Letters Are Honestly Reflected, As Is The Commitment Of Everyday Americans To Preserve Freedom Popular Essayist Katharine Hartgrove, Whose Son Is Fighting In Northern Italy, Has Been Commissioned To Write A Play Based On These Letters She Enlists Boyfriend Johnny Chastain, America S Favorite Radio Wise Guy, To Assist Her He Provides An Unseen Twist To The Story, Along With Plenty Of Comic Relief When The Laughter And Tears Subside, Johnny Is The Most Unlikely Of Heroes And Katharine Is Healed From Emotional Scars That Have Haunted Her For 20 Years.

Author of Unthinkable Consequences, a suspense thriller, and the play Letters From the Front, Bob s background is primarily in film, video, and stage work as writer and director His play Letters From the Front entertained America s troops around the world for fifteen years.Kurt Younger, an ex mercenary, doesn t need anything from anybody Never has and hopes he never will Now he s facing a m

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  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Letters from the Front
  • Bob Rector
  • 24 December 2018
  • 9781500792879

15 thoughts on “Letters from the Front

  1. S.R. Mallery says:

    Coming from a prolific letter writing family the single spaced, two sided, Underwood typewriter kind I was interested in seeing just how Bob Rector s LETTERS FROM THE FRONT would play out Was it going to be simply a litany of touching soldiers letters recited by and staged for various actors As it turned out, the play provided much It was a multi layered theater piece that had me chuckling, gasping, Oh no and than once, producing a tear or two Basically, it s about a well respected journalist paired with a street smart promoter, who together, are trying to write produce a play that will tell the stories of American soldiers to audiences, by using excerpts from letters dating from the Revolutionary War up to present day The width and breadth of the letters were wonderful and showed such things as a longing for communication, courage under fire, a couple of sexual references, loyalty to their families and their country, and my favorite, from a nurse during the Vietnam war, who was holding her patient while writing his mother about her dying son.It was very interesting to see how Rector intertwined the various acts with action, dialogue, and the letters themselves In addition, the back and forth bantering of the two lea...

  2. Lorrie Farrelly says:

    Stirring, heartrendingly poignant, and at times even funny, Bob Rector s play LETTERS FROM THE FRONT is a gripping read It s easy to imagine how effectively the stage production would take audiences to the edges of their seats, their emotions on their sleeves.Much of the action takes place in 1945, as a writer named Katharine, who has lost a husband to war and now has a son fighting in Italy, struggles to form a collection of letters into a stage production that will express patriotism and pride in our Armed Forces, but also show the heartbreaking cost paid by the men and women who so courageously defend our freedom.The letters span many years and many wars, from the Revolutionary War through the VietNam War A portion of the play takes place in 1965 They have a fierce hold on Katharine s emot...

  3. Christoph Fischer says:

    Letters From The Front The Play by Bob Rector tells the stories of several American soldiers from various theatres of war by using excerpts from their real letters, showing the broad spectrum of experiences and viewpoints during war They range from funny and inspiring to sentimental, emotional and moving in their nature The letters are surrounded by the personal stories of essayist Katharine Hartgrove and Johnny Chastain, the two main characters on the real stage This was a most rewarding reading experience for me on many levels, mainly for its huge dramatic and emotional impact the stories had but also because it s been a while since I read any script for a play Rector s stage directions and annotations reflect his background as professional in the business and reminded me how powerful stage plays can be.The production of a play as theme for a play is a great premise and offers a multitude of...

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