Fantastic Friday (#39)

It’s Friday already?!?! Vacation has really thrown off my days of the week! I hope you all have been enjoying yours!

This Friday I’m sharing the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

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This is one of my all-time favorite plays! I know plays are better experienced watched, but sometimes it’s hard to get there so the next best thing is reading them and imagining how all these words and directions turn into magic before your eyes. It’s a fictionalization of the Scopes Monkey Trial and while it’s set in the 1920s, it was written in the 1950s as commentary about the Red Scare (but it went over peoples heads and for some reason The Crucible got hailed as the great Red Scare play) and the morals and lessons learned from this story are something that will always be applicable for as long as there are people who fear what is different and unknown. I highly recommend this play (and not just because the main female character is named Rachel) and I hope you guys check it out!

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