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Judgment at Nurembergby Abby Mann
Synopses & Reviews
Characters; 15 male, 4 female
1 set (other locations simply suggested); optional projections and slides.
Maximilian Schell and George Gizzard starred on Broadway in the powerful stage version of an Academy Award winning film. Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day.
A powerful work of art. AP.
Gives oratory the muscle, sweat and high stakes of a last man standing prize fight. N.Y. Times.
A magnificent re enactment of the seminal trials of the modern era. Newsweek.
Retains its power to move and provoke us. Time.
A powerhouse. Newsday.
Amazing. For once you won't feel dramatically undernourished. Journal News.
A marvelous courtroom drama. WOR.
Powerful, potent, gripping edge of the seat drama. Walter Cronkite.
Incisive, blistering, thought provoking.... Crises out powerfully to our own time in countless ways. Chicago Sun Times.
Abby Mann's riveting drama Judgment at Nuremberg not only brought some of the worst Nazi atrocities to public attention, but has become, along with Elie Wiesel's Night and Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, one of the twentieth century's most important records of the Holocaust. Originally written as a 1957 television play, later made into an Academy Award winning 1961 film, and available now for the first time in print (using the text of Mann's recent Broadway adaptation), Judgment at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever. To this day the Nuremberg trials stand as a model for international criminal tribunals, due in large measure to the spotlight thrown on them by Mann's dramatic interpretation of the historic events. Mann's overwhelming compassion strikes at the heart of human suffering — his achievement has been to reaffirm humanity and justice.
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