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Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, the (1970) [Play]
by Jerome Lawrence Robert E. Lee Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"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 into 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 dramatic presentation of this famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences. Its scenes offer a compelling exploration of Thoreau's philosophy and life.

Original title: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
Original languages: English

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Genre: Drama and PlaysHistorical

Edition #1: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (1970)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "I think the play is absolutely fascinating. The ingenuity of fitting the years together for a single night, the research skill which uncovered all these striking parallels, and uses them so naturally strikes me as imaginatively commanding." Washington Post
  • "A superior play, a literary work as well as a theatrical experience. Scene after scene moves you to laughter or close to tears." Newsday
  • "The play must rank among the most brillian intellectual stimulants of a decade, perhaps even of the century." Columbus Dispatch
  • "An extraordinary play about an extraordinary man. Let us hope that anyone who is discouraged in a fight for justice gets a chance to see this play, so wonderfully written by Lawrence and Lee." Dublin Sunday Press
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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 0809012235
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x .4 in
Pages: 112

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 055327838X
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x .4 in
Pages: 114

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