Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood (1939): Chosen by Committee Episode 21

“Apart from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the theater?”

Robert E. Sherwood won three Pulitzer Prized for Drama. In this episode of Chosen by Committee, hosts Josh Herren, John Rosenberg, and Christopher Munden wonder how he got one for the 1939 winner Abe Lincoln in Illinois. An American chronicle-play tracing the Illinois lawyer from his early adulthood through his election as the 16th president of the United States.

Spoiler: He doesn’t die at the end.

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

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