Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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A river in the Levant that marked the boundary of the Holy Land and is cited in a hymn sung by the play’s actors.
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Jordan River Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Jordan River appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
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...Ern leaves, and Norm listens to an old hymn about looking to Canaan from the Jordan River, before pontificating about how nobody cared about color in the war, “and when they... (full context)
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...with a different disability, the cast members sing the hymn Norm was listening to, “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand.” Looking across to Canaan, “where my possessions lie,” they sing, “I... (full context)