Inherit The Wind

By: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Scopes Monkey Trial

Known as The State Of Tennessee VS. John Thomas Scopes. Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. John was fined $100 which was later turned over due to a found technicality.

Background Iinformation on the Authors

Robert E Lee

He was born in Elyria, Ohio. He is the son of Elvira (née Taft), a teacher, and C. Melvin Lee, an engineer. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Lawrence and Lee in 1955 produced the play Inherit the Wind, which is one of the most-produced plays in the American theatre.

Jerome Lawrence

was an playwright and author. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1937 and University of California, Los Angeles in 1939. Lawrence worked with Robert. E Lee to help create Armed Forces Radio. The two built a partnership over their lifetimes, and worked on screenplays and musicals together until Lee's death in 1994.

Summary of Book

Teacher B.T. Cates is arrested for teaching evolution in his science class. His lawyer, Henry Drummond defends him and politician Matthew Brady prosecutes. Bases on "Scopes monkey trial" with debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan.


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