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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Ellen-I’m writing Henry- What? Now, I’d like to see it performed on the stage. May 11, Jessica rated it liked it. How did Thoreau teach Bailey how to spell his name? A good book with big themes jil transcendentalism, but a bit hard to follow.

Then began the read, still bristled I suffered through a few pages and found myself less tense, engaged, and a smirk etching itself on my lips. I would have probably enjoyed this more if I’d read in in high school instead of as an adult.

His beliefs are not well accepted by society and he was put into jail for refusal to pay a tax. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. For his daring and unprecedented act of protest, he was thrown in jail. He and Henry become good friends but have differences in opinion. Thoreau helps him but Williams is killed.

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Your rating has been recorded. It was okay, I read it for school and it was a bit confusing for my taste. Present to your audience Start remote presentation. He would Not pay his taxes C.

Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. Lawrence and Lee recreated true events in the format of a play, which is normally used for fiction not non-fiction.

After reading this, I’d like to believe that Thoreau would possibly prefer that. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: This play has nihht foreword basically idolizing Thoreau’s existence.

Also, I will remember this line forever: Lee Henry Thoreau- Main character. Dec 21, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

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As I read it I could envision the stage direction clearly, to the point where I would love to find it being produced today. Emerson was paying his taxes and fitting in to the rest of society.

John Speny Henry’s older brother. To him, this too is a form of slavery, and is every bit as damaging and immoral as the enslavement of vree men jwil white plantation owners in the American South. Every line from Thoreau and Emerson sounds like something from Bartlett’s Quotations. Do you really want to delete this prezi?

She is unable to marry either of them because of her father’s disapproval of Transcendentalism. Ellen Sewell- One of Henry’s students and object of affection for both of the Thoreau brothers. 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.


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The play does not present events in chronological order; rather, the play features Thoreau remembering earlier parts of his life, not necessarily in the order they occurred. Set during a night spent in jail for unpaid taxes, full of flashbacks, philosophical musings, and ruminations on civil disobedience and our obligation as free-thinking citizens. He tries so damn hard to be abstract and obscure and nonconformist that regardless of whether or not any of his words had substance, I just don’t give a damn.

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This may be one of my all-time favorites. The Turning Point “Go out upon yourself a hut, there begin the grand process of devouring yourself alive. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Still, it’s a good thpreau to studying Thoreau and Emerson. Similar Items Related Subjects: 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.