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Mister Roberts: A Play

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This rowdy, realistic saga of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific shows the crew suffering from that deadly boredom that is part of the routine of war. To the ship's company, the Skipper is a cantankerous, small-minded man and every one of them conspires against him as the ship pursued its runs from Apathy to Tedium and back again. They ar ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Dramatists Play Service (first published February 18th 1948)
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Brittany Petruzzi
Aug 25, 2012 Brittany Petruzzi rated it liked it
Shelves: tony-winners, plays
The very first winner of the Tony Award for Best Play.

This is interesting and nuanced enough that I would want to stage it to see if a full-blooded production could really bring it to life. The conflicting desires of man-at-war are given such subtle treatment by the playwright that adding the physical elements could do wonders in filling it out. The build is very very slow, but the discover & reversal come with just enough suffering to make Aristotle proud.
Jan 07, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: playfull
Funny and charming but also aaaaw... Even though we kinda saw it coming. It was nice to see the men backing each other up and growing. It always is.
Aug 06, 2007 Mike rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Naval lit fans?
Thomas Heggen wrote this book, not Joshua Logan. Either way, it's caca nostalgia.
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