Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Of Sound and Fury

Here's an announcement about a new Scopes Trial documentary from Tom Davis, the college's resident Scopes Trial and public information guru:
"Of Sound and Fury," an award-winning documentary about the Scopes Trial produced by the staff of Timberlane High School in Plaistow, N.H., will have its premiere showing Sunday at the Rhea County Courthouse at 2:30 p.m. The Timberlane drama department produced the play "Inherit the Wind," and teachers wanted their students to understand the difference between the plan and the historical record, hence the documentary. Because of the assistance rendered to the production staff, Bryan College is credited as a co-producer with Timberlane and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Edward J. Larson. The documentary will be presented as the program for the regular meeting of the Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society, and all are invited to attend.

Tom says DVDs of the documentary will be available at the courthouse on Sunday, and he's working on getting them in the college bookstore (423-775-7271). Sounds like fun, and certainly a MUCH better classroom exercise than just watching that odious Inherit the Wind.

And it's a great choice for a title!