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Inherit the Wind

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One of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatre--based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution--now on Broadway starring Tony Award& #174; < b> & #160; < /b> Winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, and Directed by Tony Award& #174; Winner Doug Hughes< b> < br> < /b> < br> The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American.< br> < br> & #8220; Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were classic Broadway scribes who knew how to crank out serious plays for thinking Americans. . . . Inherit the Wind is a perpetually prescient courtroom battle over the legality of teaching evolution. . . . We& #8217; re still arguing this case& #8211; all the way to the White House.& #8221; < br> & #8211; < i> Chicago Tribune< /i> < br> < br> & #8220; Powerful . . . a crackling good courtroom play . . . that] provides two of the juiciest roles in American theater.& #8221; < br> < i> & #8211; Copley News Service< /i> < br> < br> & #8220; This] historical drama . . . deserves respect.& #8221; < br> < i> & #8211; The Columbus Dispatch< /i>

Synopsis:

One of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatre--based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution--now on Broadway starring Tony Award®   Winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, and Directed by Tony Award® Winner Doug Hughes

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American.

“ Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were classic Broadway scribes who knew how to crank out serious plays for thinking Americans. . . . Inherit the Wind is a perpetually prescient courtroom battle over the legality of teaching evolution. . . . We’ re still arguing this case– all the way to the White House.”

– Chicago Tribune

“ Powerful . . . a crackling good courtroom play . . . that] provides two of the juiciest roles in American theater.”

– Copley News Service

“ This] historical drama . . . deserves respect.”

– The Columbus Dispatch

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

One of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatre--based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution--now on Broadway starring Tony Award&reg; Winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, and Directed by Tony Award&reg; Winner Doug Hughes

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American.

“Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were classic Broadway scribes who knew how to crank out serious plays for thinking Americans. . . . Inherit the Wind is a perpetually prescient courtroom battle over the legality of teaching evolution. . . . Were still arguing this case-all the way to the White House.”

-Chicago Tribune

“Powerful . . . a crackling good courtroom play . . . [that] provides two of the juiciest roles in American theater.”

-Copley News Service

“[This] historical drama . . . deserves respect.”

-The Columbus Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345501035
Author:
Lawrence, Jerome
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Lee, Robert E.
Author:
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Science teachers
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Darrow, Clarence
Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Subject:
drama;play;fiction;evolution;plays;religion;science;law;classic;theatre;creationism;classics;historical fiction;american;history;20th century;literature;tennessee;scopes trial;trial;christianity;american literature;courtroom;historical;script;biology;fund
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.35 in 0.25 lb

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Product details 144 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345501035 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatre--based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution--now on Broadway starring Tony Award®   Winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, and Directed by Tony Award® Winner Doug Hughes

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American.

“ Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were classic Broadway scribes who knew how to crank out serious plays for thinking Americans. . . . Inherit the Wind is a perpetually prescient courtroom battle over the legality of teaching evolution. . . . We’ re still arguing this case– all the way to the White House.”

– Chicago Tribune

“ Powerful . . . a crackling good courtroom play . . . that] provides two of the juiciest roles in American theater.”

– Copley News Service

“ This] historical drama . . . deserves respect.”

– The Columbus Dispatch

"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , One of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatre--based on the famed Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution--now on Broadway starring Tony Award&reg; Winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, and Directed by Tony Award&reg; Winner Doug Hughes

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American.

“Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were classic Broadway scribes who knew how to crank out serious plays for thinking Americans. . . . Inherit the Wind is a perpetually prescient courtroom battle over the legality of teaching evolution. . . . Were still arguing this case-all the way to the White House.”

-Chicago Tribune

“Powerful . . . a crackling good courtroom play . . . [that] provides two of the juiciest roles in American theater.”

-Copley News Service

“[This] historical drama . . . deserves respect.”

-The Columbus Dispatch

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