An Anthology of Coal Region Drama
Distributed for University of Scranton Press
The anthology includes Jason Miller’s Nobody Hears a Broken Drum, a hard-eyed but loving tribute to Pennsylvania's miners that is considered by many Miller fans to be a stronger work than his Pulitzer Prize–winning That Championship Season. Also featured is Jack McDonough and Robert Schlesinger’s The Fire Down Below, which centers on the contentious 1902 Anthracite Strike and the ensuing federal trial in which Clarence Darrow presented closing arguments on the side of the miners.
Anthracite! makes these six compelling plays available once again for those interested in American drama, the immigrant experience, and the history of labor.