Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas

Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas

by Douglas Scott
     
 
The action of the play occurs within the mind of a dying man. Playing against the other two actors, who enact a multitude of memories (e.g., FDR, Nixon, Brandeis, his own parents, wives and children), Douglas struggles to find the meaning of his life. With the nation now moving in a direction antithetical to his own liberal passions, was his life meaningless? Were the

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The action of the play occurs within the mind of a dying man. Playing against the other two actors, who enact a multitude of memories (e.g., FDR, Nixon, Brandeis, his own parents, wives and children), Douglas struggles to find the meaning of his life. With the nation now moving in a direction antithetical to his own liberal passions, was his life meaningless? Were the sacrifices�his fight against poverty and sickness as a youth, his failures as husband and father�worth making? How does one's public life balance against the private one? The play ends with a passionate reaffirmation of the power of courage over fear, of the individual over the technological State.

Editorial Reviews

Daily News
The play is stirring...remarkable in its ability to juggle ideas, biographical information, great humor and poignant scenes.
NY Magazine
Powerful, thought-provoking...an absorbing theatrical event...always lively, dramatic, highly personal. The construction of the play is artful indeed...the effect is exhilarating.
NY Post
MOUNTAIN is worth the climb. I recommend it.
Variety
A tour de force...genuine dramatic interchange.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822207764
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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