The Grapes of Wrath (Library Edition Audio CDs) (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections)
An award-winning full-cast dramatization based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck, starring Shirley Knight and Jeffrey Donovan. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of... show more
An award-winning full-cast dramatization based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck, starring Shirley Knight and Jeffrey Donovan. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galati s heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man. A full-cast production featuring: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston and Kate Williamson with live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band.
Publish date: March 3rd 2003
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
Edition language: English
Not my favorite Steinbeck, but enjoyed it.
The Grapes of Wrath follows the Joad family after they have lost their tenement farmland in Oklahoma to California where they are told there are jobs waiting for those who are willing to farm the land out there. The book starts out with Tom Joad who is finally paroled from prison. Tom has been dream...
I read 'The Grapes of Wrath' first when I was a teenager. Recently, I re-read it, along with ‘Working Days: the journal of the Grapes of Wrath’, and I could understand this novel a lot better through the perspective of the author. For example, I saw why Steinbeck separated the General Chapters from ...
There has already been a lot said about this book so I will just say that it lives up to the hype that surrounds it.One thing though, who else found themselves speaking as the characters do while reading this novel? I sure did.
It just so happens that I started to watch Ken Burns' Dustbowl just as I finished this book, and contrasting the two approaches is illustrative. It's interesting that Steinbeck makes no mention of the man-made nature of the disaster, even he knew it was man-made. I suspect this is to help further cr...