Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Inherit the Wind

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Written by Jerome LawrenceAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. LeeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert E. Lee

Inherit the Wind Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Inherit the Wind
  • Email this page - Inherit the Wind
  • Print this page - Inherit the Wind
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
drama (118) play (81) fiction (72) evolution (64) plays (55) religion (35)
» see more tags
Synopsis

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

  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • March 20, 2007
  • Drama; Drama - American
  • Ballantine Books
  • $9.95
  • 9780345501035

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: