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J.B. : a Play in Verse (58 Edition)

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The beloved poet-statesman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play which offers something for every reader.

Synopsis:

Based on the story of Job, this drama in verse tells the story of a twentieth-century American banker and millionaire whom God commands be stripped of his family and wealth, but who refuses to turn his back on God. J.B. won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1959 and the Tony Award for best play. More important, the play sparked a national conversation about the nature of God, the meaning of hope, and the role of the artist in society.

About the Author

Archibald MacLeish was born in Glencoe, Illinois in 1892. He attended Yale University and served in World War I. Later, he went to Harvard Law School and practiced law in Boston for a few years until he gave it up and moved to Paris with his wife and children to devote all his time to writing poetry. He returned to the United States to research the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and the result, CONQUISTADOR (1932), won him a Pulitzer Prize. From 1920-1939, he was a member of the editorial board of FORTUNE magazine and he served as Librarian of Congress from 1929 to 1944. MacLeish's COLLECTED POEMS (1952) won a Pulitzer Prize and his poetic drama, J.B. based on the Book of Job, was a Broadway success in 1957.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395083536
Author:
MacLeish, Archibald
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
MacLeish, Archibald
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Job
Subject:
Verse drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Job - Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
August 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.22x5.14x.41 in. .35 lbs.

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Based on the story of Job, this drama in verse tells the story of a twentieth-century American banker and millionaire whom God commands be stripped of his family and wealth, but who refuses to turn his back on God. J.B. won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1959 and the Tony Award for best play. More important, the play sparked a national conversation about the nature of God, the meaning of hope, and the role of the artist in society.
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