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Judgment Day
 
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Elmer Rice
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Judgment Day

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"A melodrama in three acts" inspired by the trial of those accused of setting the Reichstag fire in Germany that helped the nazis seize power. The play doesn't directly refer to the Recihstag. Instead it's set in a fictional country in Southeastern Europe & the trial is of people accused of attempting to assassinate the "Minister-President" of the "National Party".
hardback, 201 pages
Published 1934 by Coward-McCann, Inc.
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Jan 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays
It's interesting that so many bks that I add to my bkshelves here can't be found in the already existing database. This particular play is important as a commentary on the political machinations invoking "patriotism" for the destruction of civil liberties. Given that it's inspired by the nazi rise to power thru civil-liberties-curtailing after the burning of the Reichstag (German Parliament) bldg in Germany in the early 1930s & that it was written when that subject was topical, it's ...more
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Elmer Rice was an American playwright and novelist.
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