“To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else — these are the things that confer a pleasure compared with other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstasies cheap and trivial. Lifetimes of ecstasy crowded into a single moment.” Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad, 1869
Below is a clip from Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight show >
Here’s Hal Holbrook talking about creating the show Mark Twain Tonight >
Here’s An Evening with Hal Holbrook program from 2004 >
In the below video former CEO and Chairman of Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner talks with Hal Holbrook about Mark Twain Tonight >
In 2014 a documentary was released that details Hal Holbrook and him playing Mark Twain on stage for 40+ years: Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey >
The Mark Twain Trail sends our condolences and prayers to the family of Hal Holbrook and much thanks to Mr. Holbrook’s great work over the years playing Mark Twain to millions of people both in America and around the world.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1869