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Dec 26, 2014
KGNU's Claudia Cragg speaks here with actor Ian Ruskin about his production 'To Begin the World: The Life of Thomas Paine'. This is staged in full 18th-century regalia with Ruskin, as actor director, addressing his way through a broad spectrum of key historical events including the French Revolution. In Ruskin's work, the essence of Paine emerges, peppered with quotes from "Common Sense" and other immortal writings from this most radical of pre-Revolutionary American colonists. "One must always speak the truth as one sees it, no matter the consequences."
To learn more about Ian Ruskin's IndieGogo efforts to raising funding for a cinematic or TV production of the play, visit To Begin the World Over Again, Thomas Paine for PBS.