The America Play


Suzan-Lori Parks

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A funnel-shaped listening device, which functions like a megaphone in reverse, as a kind of hearing aid. Throughout Act Two, Lucy uses an ear trumpet to help her listen for the Foundling Father’s “Whispers.”
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Ear Trumpet Term Timeline in The America Play

The timeline below shows where the term Ear Trumpet appears in The America Play. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2: The Hall of Wonders
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Family, Trauma, and Personal Identity Theme Icon
...exact replica of The Great Hole of History.” Finally, the directions note that “Lucy with ear trumpet circulates,” and “Brazil digs.” (full context)