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J.B. has ratings and 82 reviews. Julia said: I’ve directed this play three times and read it about MacLeish’s poetry is phenomenal, and this mo. J.B.: A Play in Verse [Archibald MacLeish] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Based on the story of Job, this drama in verse tells the story of. J. ALD MACLEISH AUTHOR BIOGRAPHYPLOT SUMMARYCHARACTERSTHEMESSTYLEHISTORICAL CONTEXTCRITICAL.

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Without doubt, the religious implications of the recognition scene in J. Ketti FringsThomas Wolfe. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

J.B.: A Play in Verse

This is the second of MacLeish’s plays that I’ve read, and wow, he’s good at the format. They enter the circus tent, find a sideshow stage, and agree to take on the characters of God and Satan in a play-within-a-play, the biblical story of Job. The poetry is brilliant, and the character studies devastating.

Feb 24, Jim rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 19, Resa rated it really liked it. More recent suffering in Cambodia and Rwanda and Bangladesh was macleisy away. Sarah, however, soon leaves, urging J. Even the staging–a circus ring–is unique.


Mary is the oldest daughter of J. Nickles turns savagely on Mr. Because I needed more reason to identify as agnostic In this essay, Bily asks whether the United States in the beginning of the twenty-first century is sadly ripe for a revival of J. But without warning—and without cause—J.

Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about J. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The writing was wonderful and powerful. The ultimate to be or not to be, this ancient story made modern so that I can gr Reading this was fine and good and hard, just like Job is.

Oxford University Press, March History is not concerned with the guilt of one man: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the late s and early s, other playwrights attempted verse drama. Sep 04, Scott Brillon rated it it was amazing. None of those, says Nickles, knew what J.

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He died on April 20,just three weeks before a national symposium honoring his life and work. Audiences and critics were curious but not enamored of the form. Marion Montgomery, in the journal Modern Drama, closely examines the fourstress line and how MacLeish varies the lines to demonstrate character and emotional states. Could He just have decided at the Garden to kick us out with a “good riddance?


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Some of mmacleish verse, he felt, was too compact for theater, and some of the scenes were begun in the middle. I had high hopes of liking it, because I am drawn to the biblical story of Job and the subject of human suffering and how it reconciles or doesn’t with belief in a just and merciful god, and also because of Archibald MacLeish’s distinguished career as a poet, writer, and librarian of Congress. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

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