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Maxwell Anderson

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16m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822212669

Mio, believing that his father was innocent of the crime for which he …

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Mio, believing that his father was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, pursues his long search for proof of his innocence. Following new evidence, his path crosses that of Miriamne, a strange creature who lives with her family in the shadow of a towering bridge. The young people are drawn together through the tragedy of Mio's father, and the boy's bitterness prevents each from giving himself wholly to the other. Mio must first recover his self respect and the right to love. His problem is complicated when it is learned that Miriamne's brother, Garth, might have testified at the trial and cleared the accused man, but feared to do so because his own life would have been endangered. In the midst of Mio's efforts, there appears the figure of the unbalanced judge, who sentenced the victim, in search of new evidence to convince him that his decision was just. Miriamne, loyal to her family and in spite of her love for Mio, helps Garth conceal a murder the discovery of which would have saved Mio's faith, even life itself. From this tense situation, the young lovers step out into the night, to live what little is left of their short lives together.
This beautiful verse drama is one of the best known works of the modern theater.


16m, 3f


Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1888. His father worked as a traveling minister, and thus his schooling was split between several different states. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1911 and completed his master's degree at Stanford three years later. He taught there briefly, then worked as a journalist and editorial writer for several ... view full profile

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