The Moon is Down: Play in Two Parts, Issue 5
The play begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no alternative, the mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful coexistence before the impending war goes much further. The enemy establishes a command base in his residence, making life for the mayor rather difficult as the townspeople suspect his allegiance has shifted. As the invasion and eventual occupation develops, the soldiers grapple with loneliness, spite and the hate directed at them, which is beginning to wear down their emotions. When all else fails, the soldiers look to the mayor, who has secretly emerged as a leader of the resistance group in town, as a last hope for them to win their war and sway the townspeople towards their side. Although at first unwilling, the mayor accepts his execution at the hands of the enemy, knowing he will give incentive to his people to keep fighting for freedom.
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Academy of Achievement: The Moon is Down
The title of it was The Moon Is Down. It was a short novel by John Steinbeck, a fictionalized account of the Nazi occupation of Norway during the Second ...
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Omnia omnibus: "The Moon Is Down" by John Steinbeck
Sometimes questionable premises, always impeccable logic
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The Moon Is Down - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Moon Is Down is a novel by John Steinbeck, an American author. The title refers to a phrase spoken by Banquo's son Fleance in Shakespeare's Macbeth. ...
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My Own Little Reading Room: The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
"The Moon is Down" opens with the Germans invading a small village (resembling Norway) by the sea to tap its coal resources for the war. ...
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[2007-12-22] Steinbeck - The Moon is Down
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Steinbeck: Novels 1942-1952 - The Moon is Down, The Pearl, and ...
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The moon is down on the war on terror « Migrant Tales
Just as us and coalition forces were about to romp Saddam Hussein militarily in 2003, John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down came to mind. ...
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JSTOR: John Steinbeck as Propagandist: "The Moon is Down" Goes to War.
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John Steinbeck - The Moon Is Down
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