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"The Moon is Down"



"The Moon Is Down" is a novel by American writer John Steinbeck. Fashioned for adaptation for the theatre and for which Steinbeck received the Norwegian King Haakon VII Freedom Cross, it was published by Viking Press in March 1942. Steinbeck adapted The Moon Is Down for the stage in 1942. Directed by Chester Erskine, the original Broadway production opened April 7, 1942, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The cast featured Otto Kruger as Colonel Lanser, Ralph Morgan as Mayor Orden, and Whitford Kane as Dr. Winter and producer Oscar Serlin.

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"The moon is Down," typescript

Identifier: MS-644
Date(s): 1942

"The Moon is Down" (1942). The collection contains a mimeographed copy of the play with pencilled changes and additions by Alan Hewitt who acted in the original New York production in 1942.

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