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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. "a tidal wave of a drama." -- New York World-Telegram And Sun
Dramatizes the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" in which William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow clashed over a teacher's right to teach evolution. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 115
Publisher: Random House
Author: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Street Date: November 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-7983