Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

A Play

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143127277
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

John Steinbeck’s adaptation of one of America’s most widely read and beloved novels, now on Broadway starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, and Leighton Meester, and directed by Anna D. Shapiro

Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and several acclaimed films. Of Mice and Men received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 1937–1938. Since then, its iconic roles have attracted celebrated actors of both stage and screen, including Burgess Meredith, James Earl Jones, John Malkovich, and Gary Sinise. This classic story of an unlikely pair—George and Lennie, two migrant workers in Depression-era California grasping for their American Dream—continues to be read and revived in performance more than seventy-five years later, attesting to its abiding capacity to profoundly connect with readers, actors, and audiences alike.
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Praise

Of Mice and Men is a thriller, a gripping tale running to novelette length that you will not set down until it is finished. It is more than that; but it is that. . . . In sure, raucous, vulgar Americanism, Steinbeck has touched the quick in his little story.”—The New York Times

“Brutality and tenderness mingle in these strangely moving pages. . . . The reader is fascinated by a certainty of approaching doom.”—Chicago Tribune

”A short tale of much power and beauty. Mr. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece to the modern tough-tender school of American fiction.”—Times Literary Supplement [London]

NEWSROOM

5/22/14

Actor Chris O’Dowd, who is starring with James Franco in the current Broadway play based on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men novel, recently took a “selfie” as he held the Penguin Classics… Read more >

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