Herman Wouk

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Plays by Herman Wouk

audio The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

This acclaimed WWII psychological courtroom drama was the sensation of 1954. The play portrays a mutiny of naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine. Their suspicions concerning their captain’s sanity lead to their rebellion and a subsequent court - martial.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring James Avery, Chuma Hunter-Gault, Ian Lithgow, Scott Lowell, Frank Muller, Michael Rivkin, David Selby and Grant Shaud.

Featuring: James Avery, Chuma Hunter-Gault, Ian Lithgow, Scott Lowell, Frank Muller, Michael Rivkin, David Selby, Grant Shaud

Herman Wouk (born 1915) is an American author, best known for his war-time novels Aurora Dawn, City Boy and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Caine Mutiny. The Caine Mutiny was based on Wouk's experiences as a seaman aboard a minesweeping ship during World War II. Wouk later adapted the novel into a Broadway play entitled The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. It was later made into a film starring Humphrey Bogart. Further novels followed including Marjorie Morningstar and Don't Stop the Carnival, as well as The Winds of War and War and Remembrance; these latter two were both adapted into television miniseries starring Robert Mitchum in the lead. The recipient of many awards, Wouk has been honoured with the Columbia Universtiy Medal for Excellence, The Alexander Hamilton Medal, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Lone Sailor Award and the inaugural Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction. In May 2015, it was announced on his 100th birthday that his first memoir Sailor and Fiddler was to be published by Simon and Schuster.