The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play [Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A reissue of a now classic. 4 Feb The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Henry Thoreau- Main character. The play is based on his early life as. and find homework help for other The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail questions at are all kinds of slavery in the world, and that even in Canada men are not free.

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Lee playwright plays. Dec 11, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview this item Preview this item. The E-mail message field is required. And it made me dig out my copy of The Portable Thoreau to reacquaint myself with a great American. My English 11 class finished reading this play this morning.

I would love to take my students to see this play after our Transcendental unit Kinda boring, read for a class!

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Hill and Wang, p. After reading this, I’d like to believe that Thoreau would possibly prefer that. This play was written during the Vietnam War. There is seldom any kind of immediate positive feedback in teaching.


This play uses Thoreau’s reasoning to explain his views on the Mexican war, but it alludes to the pervading feelings of the tbe of the s. Open Preview See a Problem? WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. How did Thoreau teach Bailey how to spell his name? As I read it I could envision the stage direction clearly, to the point where I would love to find it being produced today.

This may be one of my all-time favorites. Feb 19, RyanneAndHerBooks rated it really liked it.

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The play progresses in a hazy, dreamlike, non chronological way. Jerome Lawrence ; Robert Edwin Lee. Its poignant, lively, and accessible scenes offer a compelling exploration of Thoreau’s philosophy and life.

The play was first produced at the Ohio State Universityopening on April 21, and directed by Dr. Thoreau was jailed for refusing to pay a poll tax on the grounds that the money might be used to pay for the Mexican—American Warwhich he opposed.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Wallis is producer of the film based on the play, for which both Lawrence and Lee wrote the screenplay.


The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a celebrated dramatic presentation of this famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences.

So himself it made everyone else appear the same. See more popular or the latest prezis. Momma Thoreau- Thoreau’s mother, who has to deal with Thoreau and fre backward-thinking mind.

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Begin typing the name of a book or author: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. B-A-beanpole-turn the corner- comb-tree At which college was the play first performed?

Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Meeting learn more: To see what your friends thoreay of this book, please sign up. He is the oddball among society, but his ideas are so far-reaching, influencing people including Martin Luther King Jr. Writing in The New York TimesHoward Taubman described the ideological relevance of the play to contemporary audiences, stating “this play and its protagonist, though they are of the 19th century, are speaking to today’s concerns: