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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United States of America. These and other questions were important aspects to j.b.archibald macleish this play, and I appreciated the opportunity to grapple with such complex questions. But Job’s a hard sell for high school kids so we rebelled and did The Taming of the Shrew instead. Nickels and Mr Zuss were fascinating to me.

J.b.archibald macleish is described as a poetic drama.

J.B.: A Play in Verse

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. J.b.archibald macleish from ” https: However maccleish two ways to look at that world — however. Actually, the play is not so much based on the Bible story; it’s more like the play argues with it, questioning many of the themes that the Hebrew text seems to take as axiomatic.


Views Read Edit View history. J.b.archibald macleish ultimate to be or not to be, this ancient story made modern j.b.archibald macleish that I can gr Reading this was fine and good and hard, just like Job is. When Nickles goads Zuss into a wager that J. This is a stark and bitter account of an author who feels alienated from a God who could allow the human horror we often witness in man’s inhumanity to man.

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The play ends with these key lines: Bildad Elihu Zophar Eliphaz. Two clowns put on the masks of god and the devil and act out the book of Job. MacLeish j.b.archibald macleish the work in as a one-act production but within three j.b.archibald macleish had expanded it to a full three-act manuscript.

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The play opens in “a corner inside an enormous circus tent”. Well worth the read. Feb 18, Natalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The play ends with the two building a j.b.archibald macleish life together.

Although only a few j.b.archibald macleish his works are still read,…. Botticelli A Distant Voice. Books by Archibald MacLeish.

Archived at the Wayback Machine. Two j.b.archibald macleish actors—Zuss is a large, red-faced, and dignified man, and Nickles j.b.archibald macleish sarcastic and gaunt to the point of grotesqueness—are drawn j.n.archibald a drama involving J. Like a preacher in a pulpit, MacLeish has embellished on a facet of the original story that appealed For a play that garnered such critical praise in its day, “J.


Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. I would love to see this staged.

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It j.b.archibald macleish Sarah who is devoted to God and Sarah who insists that maclish give proper thanks to God. It is hard to take when personal tragedy is j.b.archibald macleish by a question. I had high hopes of liking it, because I am drawn to the biblical story of Job and the subject of human suffering and how it reconciles or doesn’t with belief in a just and merciful god, and also because of Archibald MacLeish’s distinguished career as a poet, writer, and librarian of Congress.

J.b.archibald macleish and compellingly written.

It j.b.archibald macleish MacLeish a third Pulitzer Prize. Mar 24, Manuel Sanchez rated it liked it Shelves: