MacLeish's J.B. has been (since reading it in my High School AP English Class) my favorite.
JB's plight is essentially a play within a play, as the focus of the work tends to be the interactions between Zuss and Nickles.
This is a refreshing take on the story of Job, and in the play J.B. is not just one man, but all of humanity.
JB is based on the Old Testament book of Job. It is not easy to come up with the meaning of either version. Why do bad things happen to good people? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Margie Read
One of the finest plays of our time. I am soliciting funding to stage this brilliant prizewinning play. A good read.Published 15 months ago by Barry A. Manheimer
MacLeish's play grapples with the Book of Job, but not simply because of any personal or childish reasons. Read morePublished 17 months ago by G. Mosley
Excellent companion piece if purchased with his collection of poetry. Arrived on time and in great condition. Love the voice and author. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alexandra Edgeworth
Archibald MacLeish offers a mid 20th century rewriting of the biblical book of Job. What remains to human beings, he asks, when his faith in a transcendent presence is gone?Published 22 months ago by Sarah Reeves
I was hoping to read a copy of the play I had attended, but this is an original version of the play and it has been revised. I had to search for a newer copy.Published 23 months ago by K. Burton
I bought this as required reading for a religion class and I found it to be absolutely amazing. It was a great story, even without the in depth break down we did in class. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by ricanchica09