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Inherit the Wind

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TITLE
Inherit the Wind
AUTHORS

Jerome Lawrence; Robert Edwin Lee

SYNOPSIS

Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, written in 1951 and first performed in 1955. It is a parable that fictionalizes an actual case, the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, as a means of discussing the then prevailing McCarthyism.

AVAILABILITY
Available
YEAR
1951
ISBN
978-0-8222-0570-8
TYPOLOGY
Drama
PUBLISHER
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS)
biography

Jerome Lawrence (July 14, 1915 – February 29, 2004) was an American playwright and writer. After graduating from Ohio State University in 1937 and from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1939, Lawrence partnered with Robert Edwin Lee to help create Armed Forces Radio. The two built a partnership throughout their lives and continued to collaborate on screenplays and musicals until Lee’s death in 1994.

 

 

Robert Edwin Lee (October 15, 1918 – July 8, 1994) was an American playwright and lyricist. With his writing partner, Jerome Lawrence, Lee worked for Armed Forces Radio during World War II; Lawrence and Lee became the most prolific writing partnership in radio, with such long-running series as Favorite Story among others.

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