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Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The

Herman Wouk

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Full Length Play, Drama

19m

ISBN: 9780573606687

"Enormously exciting. It is the modern stage at its best." - New York Daily News

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and commanded the ship and its crew to destruction.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - February, 1945. The General Court-Martial Room of the Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco and the banquet room in the Hotel Fairmont, also in San Francisco. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TAGS

Politics, War

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and commanded the ship and its crew to destruction. Naval tradition is against him, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg's mental disintegration.
"Enormously exciting. It is the modern stage at its best." - New York Daily News
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was first presented at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on October 12, 1953. It later transferred to the Plymouth Theatre in New York City on January, 1954. It was directed by Charles Laughton.
Characters

CASTING

19m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CASTING NOTES

Casting includes 6 non-speaking roles. All characters wear blues, except GREENWALD, who wears a green flier's uniform.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LT. STEPHEN MARYK - a big, powerfully built lieutenant with close-cropped hair.
LT. BARNEY GREENWALD - a lanky lieutenant, his face is stern and abstracted.
LT. COM. JOHN CHALLEE - a well set up lieutenant.
CAPTAIN BLAKELY - a tall, white-haired captain.
LT. COM. PHILIP FRANCIS QUEEG - tanned, natty, erect; the picture of a correct naval officer. He is a short man in his thirties, with scanty hair.
LT. THOMAS KEEFER - a tall, clever-looking officer.
SIGNALMAN THIRD CHLASS JUNIUS URBAN - a little sailor in blues.
LT. (JR. GRADE) WILLIS SEWARD KEITH - a handsome youngster with reddish-blond hair.
CAPT. RANDOLPH SOUTHARD - a dapper, lean officer. Close-cropped head; hard-bitten face.
DR. FORREST LUNDEEN - intelligent, plump man in his fifties; rimless glasses.
DR. BIRD - a good-looking young lieutenant of the intellectual and ascetic type.
STENOGRAPHER
ORDERLY
SIX MEMBERS OF THE COURT
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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