The Book of Job

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The Book of Job is a Biblical play by Irene Corey (1925-)[1] and Orlin Corey (-2015)[2].

Not to be confused with The Book of Job (1919) by Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)[3].

The original text

A well-known dramatised version of the Biblical tale of the same name, designed for spoken and chanted choral presentation and based on the King James version of the Bible, "arranged for stage by Orlin Corey and designed for stage by Irene Corey" in the 1960s, the piece was made famous by the Everyman Players troupe and their performances at the Brussels Fair, two off-Broadway runs, five international tours and numerous tours across the United States.

Another famous play about the Biblical character of "Job" is J.B., the 1958 play in free verse by Archibald MacLeish

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Produced by Irene Corey and Orlin Corey with their Everyman Players company, under the auspices of Taubie Kushlick at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre in October.


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