Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee
Inherit the Wind
Background informtion, handouts and study guides, quotations analysis, allusions, and vocabulary practice.
Inherit the Wind returns to Broadway
This 5-minute audio clip from NPR explores the play's history and its modern relevance.
This site supports the PBS film about the Scopes Trial. Activities 1 and 2 under "history" support language arts learning objectives.
Movie Speech from Inherit the Wind
In this clip from the 1960 movie, Henry Drummond questions Matthew Brady about the scientific accuracy of the Bible. The clip is just under 17 minutes long. Scroll down to read the script. Requires Windows Media Video or MP3 player (audio only).
Scopes Trial Home Page from "Famous Trials in American History"
Documents related to the trial that inspired Inherit the Wind, including the Tennessee anti-evolution statute, scathing reports from the town by H. L. Mencken, editorial cartoons, photos, biographies, and excerpts from the trial transcript.