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Fascist, prisoner, immigrant, and mental illness patient, poet Ezra Pound wielded words as powerful weapons and remains one of the 20th century's most divisive and influential literary figures. During World War II, Pound made propaganda broadcasts for Benito Mussolini's government and as a result, was charged with treason. However, before he could be tried, Pound was declared mentally unfit to stand trial and was remanded to the custody of St. Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he remained from 1945 to 1958, when the indictment was dismissed and he was ultimately released. Pound then returned to Italy and settled in Venice, where he died as a semi-recluse in 1972. Drama Desk and multi-Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd stars as Pound.

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