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DOWNLOAD ↠ Inherit the Wind È A meaningful play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution The accused was a slight frightened man who'd 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 bRoared imprecations abuse The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts barely restraining themselves America's freedom was at stak. I have a lot of trouble grasping the metaphor of the title Biblical language just confuses me I think this play raises interesting ideas was probably very revolutionary at the time it was published but I'm just too old and liberal and jaded to be reading it in 2009 Two things that really bothered me1 What's up with Rachel She's such a boring little ingenue hammering us over the head with how torn she is between doctrine and instinct and you just want to slap her in the face and tell her to grow a pair The preacher's daughter is torn between what's she been taught all her life and her new experiences that contradict those teachings have we not seen this a million times Was that not already a kind of stock character at that point in history The two lawyers are actually really well developed characters as is most of the supporting cast but Rachel and Bert too are just like these boring placeholders If Bert's such a brave and smart guy then why does he come off like such a miluetoast2 Did the William Jennings Bryan character really have to keel over and die right after the trial Wikipedia says he died in his sleep a few days later I'm impressed at how they were able to make him so sympathetic but the death was melodramaticThere's a lot of great stuff in this play but it could use an update maybe it could be subtle on those points I'm sure I would have loved it in high school though

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A meaningful play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution The accused was a slight frightened man who'. The Scopes Monkey Trial1925 is perhaps the most famous trial in American history where a young teacher John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in a school in the small town of Dayton Tennessee in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act which prohibited teaching evolution in any state funded school According to all reliable sources the trial was a put up job by some prominent locals to garner some publicity for the town knowing fully well that the ACLU had offered to take up the defense of anyone accused under this law John Scopes was a willing victim who was not sure at all he had taught evolution the battle was actually between fundamentalists and modernists within Christianity Even though the result was a foregone conclusion the trial accomplished its mission to bring science vs religion debate into the mainstream In this play however John Scopes has been transformed into Giles Bates an idealistic young teacher who has been victimised for standing on the side of scientific truth The whole town is out for his blood and he is really facing the ruin of his career His love interest Rachel is the daughter of Brown the town's fiery preacher thus providing the appropriate star crossed lover motif And battle here is for free speech in America fought out on the courtroom floor between Brady the conservative counsel for the prosecution and Drummond the agnostic barrister for the defence two legal GoliathsThe authors seem to have written this play as a reaction to McCarthyism and they have made it clear that even though it is based on the Scopes trial it is not historical However it does follow the actual course of events to great extent except for stretching the dramatic elements But it is not as a historical record that one should view this but rather as an impassioned plea for open thought and free speech and in that they have wonThe opening scene between the children sets the tone when little Howard says that he came from a worm which crawled out of the sea we can see that the gates to free thought has been opened in at least one tender mind As the play progresses and the action alternates between the town and the courthouse the audience can see a people being slowly transformed they still believe in the Bible yet they can now accept someone else can have a different line of thought The cross examination of Brady as a witness for the defense this really happened BTW by Drummond is the heart of the play the literal interpretation of scripture is here laid bare as the foolish exercise it is The real target of the drama is the audience and this seuence is bound to set at least some minds in the theatre thinkingI think this is one play which should be revived and not only in America With religious bigots stepping up their attack on secular elements across the world sometime even resorting to physical violence we should remind ourselves that the right to free speech has been won only with great effort It is very easy to lose it those of us who value it should fight tooth and nailAnd drama is one of the strongest media

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Inherit the WindD 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. I reread the script after seeing the play I better appreciated that the characters are fully developed not cardboard cutouts It is worth noting that this play is not about science vs all religion but a religious subsect that takes the Bible as literal or completely inerrant Though written in the 1950s about the 1920s Scopes trial stage timing is not too long ago Lawrence and Lee say It might have been yesterday It could be tomorrow Indeed the play is still fresh Note especially the stage direction of They are colorful small town citizens but not caricatured rubes and Drummond's reaction to the journalist at the end of the playNice shout out to the University of Chicago as Drummond presents his caseBonus In N Texas a sterling production by Tony Award winning DTC for the next few weeks