“the night thoreau spent in jail” runs march 29-april 8, 2018, curtain at 8 pm 2 pm matinees are on march 31, april 7, and 8 all performances at the harris theater, george mason campus, fairfax. The night thoreau spent in jail takes place in concord, massachusetts and the surrounding area as the stage directions note, “time and space are awash here” the play starts in one time period, and then abruptly shifts around to many other times and places. Henry david thoreau night and moonlight as printed in the atlantic monthly magazine november 1863, pp 579–83 in a mild night, when the harvest or hunter's moon shines unobstructedly, the houses in our village, whatever architect they may have had by day, acknowledge only a master the village street is then as wild as the forest.
The night thoreau spent in jail is a two-act american play by robert e lee and jerome lawrence written in 1969 hal b wallis is producer of the film based on the play, for which both lawrence and lee wrote the screenplay. Download the night thoreau spent in jail a play or read the night thoreau spent in jail a play online books in pdf, epub and mobi format click download or read online button to get the night thoreau spent in jail a play book now this site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want note. Sean casey flanagan (left) and kyle anderson (right) star in the night thoreau spent in jail, which opened friday in the young theatre the play tells the life of henry david thoreau and how his passion for moral justice landed him a night in jail. The play takes from thoreau's work and combines many years in the passing of a single night as he converses with his cell mate and has flashbacks about other times in his life the quote that is the center of the work is, 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.
The night thoreau spent in jail (act 2) i believe henry's protest was a personal success, if not a public one though he did not accomplish the goal he had in mind, henry maintained his morals and did not give in to society, and persevered. The night thoreau spent in jail thoreau's life the play a two-act play on thoreau's night spent in jail was written by robert edwin lee and jerome lawrence written in 1970 later adaptations, thoreau's life as propaganda walden years argument against unnecessary act of aggression and that it was. Stay updated with what's happening at thoreau middle school with news you choose sign up now. Litcharts makes it easy to find quotes by act, character, and theme we assign a color and icon like this one to each theme, making it easy to track which themes apply to each quote below note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the hill and wang edition of the night.
The night thoreau spent in jail summary the night thoreau spent in jail, by jerome lawrence and robert e lee, was first published in new york in 1971, during the vietnam warthe play, which was a clear protest against the war, used a related incident from america's history to comment on the current war. The night thoreau spent in jail is an exciting, poignant, accessible, and intellectu- ally engrossing play in two acts, with several shifting and interpolated scenes from the real and imagined life of henry david thoreau (1817-62), the great nine. From the playwrights behind “inherit the wind” we proudly present “the night thoreau spent in jail” this drama, written in 1969, opens with thoreau in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government conducting a war of aggression in mexico, at midpoint shows ralph waldo emerson visiting him, and ends on the morning of his release.
2 the night thoreau spent in jail teaching unit notes on henry david thoreau the night thoreau spent in jail notes on henry david thoreau the main character of this play, henry david thoreau, was a real person and famous author. The play takes place over the course of a night that henry spends in jail in jail, henry talks with his simple but earnest cellmate baily, who is awaiting trial the play incorporates various flashbacks tracking the series of events that led to henry’s arrest the play’s first flashback shows. It opens with thoreau in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government conducting a war of aggression in mexico and builds with flashbacks and dream-like effects that highlight the major themes of rebellion against authority and expressing one's individuality. The night thoreau spent in jail by jerome lawrence and robert e lee to the teacher the night thoreau spent in jail is an exciting, poignant, accessible, and intellectually engrossing play in two acts, with several shifting and interpo.
The night thoreau spent in jail is a two-act play by jerome lawrence and robert e lee the play is a fantasy that seeks to display thoreau’s personal and political views it begins with thoreau and a number of other people in a jail cell. Study flashcards on the night thoreau spent in jail at cramcom quickly memorize the terms, phrases and much more cramcom makes it easy to get the grade you want. —wesley mott henry d thoreau was arrested and imprisoned in concord for one night in 1846 for nonpayment of his poll tax this act of defiance was a protest against slavery and against the mexican war, which thoreau and other abolitionists regarded as a means to expand the slave territory.