Inherit the Wind

Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee (playwrights)
Paul Muni, Ed Begley, Tony Randall (starring)
Herman Shumlin (director)

New York: N.p., Circa 1955. Draft script for the 1955 Broadway play. Copy belonging to an uncredited cast or crew member, with their name in manuscript pencil on the title page and their annotations throughout, noting substantive revisions.

Loosely based on the famed 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, a thinly veiled means of discussing the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. The play opened at the National Theatre on April 21, 1955, and closed on June 22, 1957, and was revived twice on Broadway—once in 1996, and once in 2007. Basis for four film adaptations, in 1960, 1965, 1988, and 1999.

Black titled Hart Stenographic Bureau wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, and director Herman Shumlin. 102 leaves, with last page of text numbered 3-20. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Good, moderately edgeworn and chipped, with rear wrapper detached , bound with two gold brads.

[Book #160039]