The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation. "a tidal wave of a drama." -- New York World-Telegram And Sun
About the Author
Lawrence is professor of Playwriting at the Graduate School of USC.
Robert Edward Lee was educated at Cornell University (BS, 1960 64) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D., 1966 71) and served as a Platoon leader in the US Army First Infantry Division (1964 66). He was Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1971 77), Associate Professor at Shiraz (Pahlavi) University, Shiraz, Iran (1977 79), Fellow of Schepens Eye Research Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston (1979 81) and is currently Coordinator of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, a post he has held since 1981.