Selected Plays of Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

Selected Plays of Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

Book - 1995
Rate this:
Book News
A collection of Lawrence and Lee's major plays: Inherit the Wind , Auntie Mame , The Gang's All Here , Only in America , A Call on Kuprin , Diamond Orchid , The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail , and First Monday in October . Introductions to each play place them in their critical and historical contexts. Includes b&w photos, and a chronology. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Collected here for the first time are the major plays of award-winning authors Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. This edition represents the only attempt to date to explore the range and nature of the team's collaboration. With introductions to each of the eight works - Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame, The Gang's All Here, Only in America, A Call on Kuprin, Diamond Orchid, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, and First Monday in October - editor Alan Woods places the plays in their critical and historical contexts.
Although they are known primarily as successful commercial writers, Lawrence and Lee have always shared a passionate commitment to larger social issues. Their plays were written not just to entertain a broad audience but to present some "problem" ideas - for example, the evolution versus creationism debate in Inherit the Wind, perhaps their most famous collaboration.
While some of the plays collected here have become classics of the American stage, others remain obscure. In his introductions, Woods explores the factors that contributed to the success or failure of each play, including information about the actors and directors involved in the original production and the contemporary critical response.

Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c1995.
ISBN: 9780814206461
Branch Call Number: Q 812.54 LAW
Characteristics: xxv, 579 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Woods, Alan 1942-
Lee, Robert Edwin 1918-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Find it at OPL

To Top