A classic work of American theatre, based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, which pitted Clarence Darrow against William Jennings Bryan in defense of a schoolteacher accused of teaching the theory of evolution 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. Praise for Inherit the Wind "A tidal wave of a drama."—New York World-Telegram And Sun “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
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Dramatizes the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" in which William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow clashed over a teacher's right to teach evolution. Reprint.
THE STORY: The critics talk about the play: Magnificently written...one of the most exciting dramas of the last decade. --NY News. A tidal wave of a drama...More than any other play in memory based on history and aiming at a contemporary parallel, IN
- Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
- Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
- Release Date :
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Pages : 16
- ISBN : 9781410349743
A Study Guide for Jerome Lawrence/Robert E. Lee's "Inherit the Wind," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Inherit the Wind is an illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play about the evolution-versus-creationism debate. Chapter summaries and expert analysis provide insight into the central conflict between fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady and gifted orator Henry Drummond. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought—as well as "the right to be wrong"—truly mean. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the play's themes, conflicts, and more A review section that tests your knowledge Background information on the playwrights and their partnership Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
- Author : Intelligent Education
- Publisher : Influence Publishers
- Release Date : 2020-09-12
- Genre : Study Aids
- Pages : 120
- ISBN : 9781645423058
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind, a political play that fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial. As a play of the 1950’s, Inherit the Wind defended intellectual freedom. Moreover, the play intended to denounce the state of McCarthyism at the time. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Lawrence and Lee’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
"Discusses the Scopes "monkey" trial that put evolution on trial in 1925, including the key figures in the court case, the final judgment, and the debate over teaching evolution in U.S. schools"--Provided by publisher.
The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but it remains to be seen if Haven and its refugee inhabitants have survived the onslaught of. Where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death. And the loveable, fan-favorite hero Bufkin the Flying Monkey gets into more trouble when he finally reaches his homeland of Oz. This Fables volume includes issues 108-113 of the original series.
After the passage of the Butler Act, which made it unlawful for a state-funded school in Tennessee to teach that humans evolved from lower organisms, 24-year-old high school teacher John Scopes intentionally violated the law. Arrested and charged on May 5, 1925, Scopes became the centerpiece in a trial that pitted two of the finest legal minds of the time against one another. Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's participation in the trial served as the capstone to his prior unsuccessful advocacy to cut off funds to schools that taught evolution. Prominent trial attorney Clarence Darrow, an agnostic, spoke for the defense. This case, which was the first to be broadcast via radio, was a critical turning point in the creation vs. evolution controversy that continues today. The Scopes Monkey Trial has since been fictionalized in a play, a film, and three television films, all called Inherit the Wind. The Scopes Monkey Trial: Debate over Evolution explains how this pivotal court case shaped the way evolution and creationism are approached in classrooms.
- Author : Nicholas M. Aksionczyk
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1999-01-01
- Genre : Fundamentalism
- Pages : 132
- ISBN : 093276651X
- Author : Suzanne Pavlos
- Publisher : Cliffs Notes
- Release Date : 2000-06-05
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Pages : 80
- ISBN : 0764585541
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Inherit the Wind is an illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play about the evolution-versus-creationism debate. Chapter summaries and expert analysis provide insight into the central conflict between fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady and gifted orator Henry Drummond. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought -- as well as "the right to be wrong" -- truly mean. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the play's themes, conflicts, and more A review section that tests your knowledge Background information on the playwrights and their partnership Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
- Author : Elizabeth J. Hayba
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1984
- Genre : Evolution
- Pages : 384
- ISBN : OCLC:11614979
The past has a way of catching up with you and ripping your dreams away. Marty Dalton's world upends when a handsome cowboy follows his stampeding cattle into her pasture. For a cowboy, he sure doesn't know much about cattle. Marty has to swallow resentment and teach Laramie about ranching. When troubles come from all sides, all she can do is try to hide an impossible love while she clings to her faith. Will she lose everything and ultimately inherit the wind? Laramie's rodeo days are over, his life in shambles. Just when he thought he had nothing to offer, a fiery brunette storms into his heart and convinces him otherwise. When his hidden past catches up with him, troubles multiply. Marty refuses his love, yet her very life may depend on his skills with a rope-skills he no longer possesses. Can the God he's never trusted see him through?