Number of page: 144
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants 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. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation .
LibraryThing Review This play was a loose retelling of the real Scopes Monkey Trial. Two lawyers pitted themselves against each other to battle religious freedom and the role it plays in our educational system. A young
LibraryThing Review A play that really stands the test of time as we continue to debate issues related to religious freedom today.
LibraryThing Review A drama based on the events and conflicts of the Scopes trial in Tennessee,1925. It is not history, and does not pretend to be such; the preface in my edition ends with ‘ it could be tomorrow
LibraryThing Review Inherit the Wind is a play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. While I only knew the basics behind the Scopes trial, I don’t think much more than the basics was needed. Although interestingly
LibraryThing Review This play about the Scopes trials is well worth reading. Short and to the point, yet containing a good deal of depth. You can read the entire thing in a couple of hours. The amount of time spent
LibraryThing Review A dramatization of the famous Dayton Scopes “Monkey Trial”. This account is fictionalized, and takes some poetic license, but the trial scenes are relatively accurate. The play is compelling.
LibraryThing Review The classic battle between historical truth and theatrical dramatization is a battle not new to the world of literature. In this ceaseless war, facts are tweaked, and the precision of reality is often
LibraryThing Review This play is a dramatization of the Scopes Monkey trial that took place in Dayton, TN in 1926. The courtroom scenes were a great battle between Clarance Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. The play
LibraryThing Review Considering that this play/movie is probably what most Americans think they know about the Scopes trial, it is a tremendous pity that it went for a lot of melodrama and romance that did not occur in
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