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The Grapes of Wrath
     

The Grapes of Wrath

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by Frank Galati (Adapted by), John Steinbeck (Based On Work by), Shirley Knight (Performed by), Jeffrey Donovan (Performed by)
 

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Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature. Holding to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, the play uses the sparest of technical means to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit as it battles

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Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature. Holding to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, the play uses the sparest of technical means to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit as it battles against the adversities of nature and an uncaring society.

Editorial Reviews

New York Magazine
The Grapes of Wrath is a lesson in history, stagecraft, and truth that we cannot afford not to learn.
NY Magazine
THE GRAPES OF WRATH is a lesson in history, stagecraft, and truth that we cannot afford not to learn.
NY Post
This is, overall, a thrilling theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message...
NY Times
...majestic...leaves one feeling that the generosity of spirit he saw in a brutal country is not so much lost as waiting once more to be found.
The New York Post
This is, overall, a thrilling theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message...
The New York Times
Majestic...leaves one feeling that the generosity of spirit he saw in a brutal country is not so much lost as waiting once more to be found.
Time Magazine
Steinbeck's best novel.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Journey with the Joads for 21 hours in this first unabridged version of Steinbeck's classic. Controversial, even shocking, when it was written, the work continues to be so even today. The keen listener can hear why, because it poses fundamental questions about justice, the ownership and stewardship of the land, the role of government, power, and the very foundations of capitalist society. As history, this brings the Dust Bowl years to life in a most memorable way. Steinbeck (Travels with Charley, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/15/94) is a master storyteller and manages to engage the listener's sympathy with this epic story. Reader Dylan Baker, who gives each character a distinctive voice, draws the listener in. His female characters, especially the minor ones and Rose of Sharon, don't seem as authentic as his wonderful evocation of the fictional Tom, Ma, and Pa. But his voice is easy to listen to, and he is faithful to the characters' backgrounds and the plains region. The music that ends each individual tape is perfect for the story. This program is a well-produced, affordable, and worthwhile addition for any library with a serious audiobook collection.--Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., WI
Peter Monro Jack
It is a very long novel, the longest that Steinbeck has written, and yet it reads as if it had been composed in a flash, ripped off the typewriter and delivered to the public as an ultimatum. Steinbeck has written a novel from the depths of his heart with a sincerity seldom equaled.-- New York Times Books of the Century, 1939

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580812634
Publisher:
LA Theatre Works
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
L. A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections
Pages:
2
Sales rank:
717,088
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

JOHN STEINBECK (1902�1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962.
Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and the author of Steinbeck's Typewriter, an award-winning book of critical essays.
Gary Scharnhorst is professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the editor of books by Bret Harte and John De Forest for Penguin Classics.

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