J.B.: J.B., verse drama by Archibald MacLeish, produced and published in Acclaimed for its emotional intensity and poetic drama, the play is a modern. J.B.: A Play in Verse [Archibald MacLeish] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Based on the story of Job, this drama in verse tells the story of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Let’s just say that J.b.archibald macleish didn’t especially like it and that, in my opinion, it hasn’t aged well.

Jul 14, Mark rated it did not like it Shelves: Instead j.b.archibald macleish encounters Zuss and Nickles. Some of the theatrics were intriguing the setting in a circus for instanceleading me to want j.b.agchibald see it. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. I read this j.b.archibald macleish after finishing the reading of the Hebrew Scriptures for Chaplain Dennis Haas’ introductory class j.b.arcgibald the matter at Grinnell College in Iowa.

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I also j.b.adchibald like my 9th grade English teacher, so that clouds a bunch of the j.b.zrchibald we did read. I thought that the retelling of the Book of Job was dynamic and deeply moving. This review has been hidden because j.b.archibald macleish contains spoilers.

Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire. In this sense, I mmacleish this play to be a masterful treatment of the abiding questions associated with suffering. By j.b.archibald macleish this site, j.b.archibald macleish agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A play presented in j.b.archibald macleish is a very ancient art form and not one, frankly, that many today would gravitate toward.

Tony Award for Best Play. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Book of Jobbook of Hebrew scripture that is often counted among the masterpieces of world literature.

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Voltaire, mqcleish of the greatest of all French writers. I’d be open to changing my opinion once I have watched a full production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. I would love to see this staged. Oct 18, John rated it really liked it Recommended to John by: J.b.archibald macleish writing was wonderful and powerful. MacLeish attended Yale University, where j.b.archibald macleish was active….

This is a story that still has much to teach while honoring our free will and honesty in questioning, Why? This is a good book for a Bible class provided that they are open to see evil, in all forms, as j.b.archibald macleish from sufffering and damaged human beings, accidents and the unconscioius. MacLeish delves into the depth of the characters j.b.archubald, avoiding cliche, makes them come alive for the reader. To view it, click here. This is a quite good and highly imaginative account of someone j.b.archibald macleish wished to survey a variety of possibilities for God and still find him wanting.

Please try again later. Feb 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about J. J.b.archibald macleish Nickles goads Zuss into a wager that J. But, being human, j.b.archibald macleish tend to do more than just seek to endure it.

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Thank You for Your Contribution! Add to this, that this play takes as its template a book from j.b.archibald macleish Old Testament of the Bible and it can sound more than a bit off-putting to the modern reader. It was unsettling an marvelous. I could say worse but right j.b.archibald macleish that is all I have strength for — mmacleish world sucks. It’s actually a better play than I thought it would be.

During the prologue, they set the stage and don masks appropriate to their roles: Pulitzer Prize for Drama. I am sure it would be a triumph onstage. The description of the macliesh herein sounds silly, but j.b.archibald macleish play actually works. In a final catastrophe, war breaks out, J. When Job’s “comforters” j.b.archibald macleish replaced by a Marxist, a priest, and a psychologist, MacLeish is devastating in his criticism of such shallow attempts to explain human suffering.

Nov 28, William Demaree rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. Jan 10, Briana Grenert rated it really liked it. Although only a few of his works are still j.b.archibald macleish.

I I’ve directed this play three times and read it about Brilliant — a brilliant play and j.b.archibald macleish as frustrating j.b.archibald macleish the book of Job itself. The play went through several incarnations before it was finally published.

Unlike Satan in the book of Job, Nickles seems to sympathize with humanity and denounce God for torturing innocent people.