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The night Thoreau spent in jail : a play, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Label
The night Thoreau spent in jail : a play
Title
The night Thoreau spent in jail
Title remainder
a play
Statement of responsibility
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American naturalist's life and philosophy are revealed in a dramatic work which focuses on his symbolic act of civil disobedience in 1846. A superior play, a literary work as well as a theatrical experience. If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law, so wrote the young Henry David Thoreau in 1849. Three years earlier, Thoreau had put his belief in action and refused to pay taxes because of the United States government's involvement in the Mexican War, which Thoreau firmly believed was unjust. For his daring and unprecedented act of protest, he was thrown in jail. The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a celebrated dramatic presentation of this famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences. It is poignant, lively, and accessible scenes offer a compelling exploration of Thoreau's philosophy and life. Scene after scene moves you to laughter or close to tears. Thoreau would illuminate any season. A reissue of a now classic American drama
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-2004
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Lawrence, Jerome
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.A934
LC item number
N5 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1918-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lee, Robert Edwin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
Label
The night Thoreau spent in jail : a play, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47532816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Hill and Wang pbk. edition
Extent
viii, 103 pages
Isbn
9780809012237
Lccn
2001278024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The night Thoreau spent in jail : a play, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47532816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Hill and Wang pbk. edition
Extent
viii, 103 pages
Isbn
9780809012237
Lccn
2001278024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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