Revolt of the Beavers

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Revolt of the Beavers was a children's play put on by the Federal Theater Project by Oscar Saul and Louis Lantz. One critic described the play as "Marxism a la Mother Goose".[1] The show ran at the Adelphi Theatre in New York City from May 20, 1937, to June 19 of that year.[2] Jules Dassin [3] and John Randolph [4] were among the play's cast. The play involved a worker beaver named Oakleaf, who leads a revolt against "The Chief" Beaver who was exploiting the workers. Though the play was a fantasy fable intended for children, it was attacked by the HUAC for promoting Communist ideals.


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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 22, 2020
     Category: Animals | Anthropomorphism | Politics | Theater and Stage | 1930s





Comments
Looks more like Fritz Lang Impressionism. https://deanoinamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/metropolis_save-the-children.jpg
Posted by eddi on 09/24/20 at 12:04 AM
Beavers and Cossack pants. Who knew?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/24/20 at 11:34 AM
Anyone for Brecht? Or, maybe, the Little Mole?
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/26/20 at 09:23 AM









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