American Primitive

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For the guitar style associated with John Fahey, see American Primitivism. For the 2009 film also known as American Primitive, see Wild About Harry (film).

American Primitive is a play by William Gibson about the lives of John and Abigail Adams. Gibson used the correspondence of John and Abigail Adams to create a verse drama about the period of the American Revolution.

American Primitive debuted, unsuccessfully, at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 1969. The production, directed by Frank Langella, starred Anne Bancroft as Abigail Adams.[1]


  1. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "A CurtainUp Berkshire Review American Primitive (John and Abigail)". Curtain Up. Retrieved 21 October 2012.