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Editor’s Note: Kristie Kershaw, the wife of British born actor, Nathan Kershaw, (“Bob Wheedle” and “Sam Courage” ), has this to write about “Ambition,” (the title of Courage, New Hampshire chapter four.)
Ambition is neither vice nor virtue – nothing but human intention can make it one or the other.
On its face, ambition is merely the desire to better oneself or one’s circumstances. That, in and of itself, can be construed as neither good nor bad. The motivation, in point of fact, is everything. Continue Reading »
“Ambition,” the fourth chapter of Courage, New Hampshire inspired a question for our cast:
“Is ambition, in any age, a virtue?”
Allen Marsh, “Abraham Foxe” in Courage, New Hampshire, has this to say:
Personal ambition, to the Greeks, was indeed regarded as a virtue of sorts. In The Iliad, Achilles wanted glory rather than a long life, and that just about sums up the definition of ambition to my mind — the desire for something beyond the average. Continue Reading »