Bury the Dead

Bury the Dead

by Irwin Shaw


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Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw

THE STORY: The time is "the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night," and a military burial detail goes about its sad duties. The chaplains arrive to say prayers for the dead—but then a groan is heard from the newly dug graves, and then another. Slowly the dead soldiers rise up, pleading not to be buried, asking to be allowed to rejoin the living. Word of their insurrection spreads rapidly—to the soldiers in the field, the generals, the news media, with alarming effect. In a series of touching scenes the dead men talk with their loved ones of the days of living, now lost forever. But must the dead yield so easily? As the play ends, the corpses rise and move away, while a shaken general stands by helpless to stop them.

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ISBN-13: 9780822201656
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/13/2002
Pages: 47
Sales rank: 832,541
Product dimensions: 55.00(w) x 80.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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