The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

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by Herman Wouk
     
 

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Herman Wouk

Full Length, Drama

Characters:19 male (6 non-speaking)

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and

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Herman Wouk

Full Length, Drama

Characters:19 male (6 non-speaking)

Simple set

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and commanded the ship and its crew to destruction. Naval tradition is against him, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg's mental disintegration.

"Enormously exciting. It is the modern stage at its best." -N.Y. Daily News

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Library Journal
This compelling account of a mutiny at sea, when performed on stage or screen, seems real. It is fiction, from Wouk's own Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny, which focuses on a 1945 U.S. Naval court-martial. Edgy, duplicitous Lt. Commander Queeg (portrayed by David Selby) testifies against honest if misguided Lt. Meryk (David Fendig), who deposed him to save a ship in a typhoon. The skilled cast of nine men, including Dan Lauria and Josh Stamberg, tend to speak rapidly when tension builds. In some brief instances, that may make if difficult to identify the speaker. The recording has studio clarity; recommended for students and enthusiasts of mid-20th-century classic drama. Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573606687
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MacJew More than 1 year ago
Unlike the novel, or the movie based on it, the play gives a just the Court-Martial. We are given only the evidence and can view it only as a Jury would. This makes it so much richer than when accompanied by the full story because the reader/audience is left with just a vague sense of what actually happened and can only rely on witness testimony. All in all, a great story and highly recommended whether for fans of the novel, movie, or first-timers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook Color does not support this file type.