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Men in White Summary
Sidney Kingsley

Everything you need to understand or teach Men in White by Sidney Kingsley.

  • Men in White Summary & Study Guide
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Men in White Summary


Men in White, originally presented by the Group Theatre in New York in 1933, was Sidney Kingsley's first play. The drama focuses on the personal sacrifices required by the medical profession. The main theme of the play is summed up in one of the doctor's final utterances: "It's not easy for any of us. But in the end our reward is something richer than simply living. Maybe it's a kind of success that world out there can't measure . . . maybe it's a kind of glory."

Men in White grew out of Kingsley's longstanding interest in the medical field. As he explained more than fifty years later in Sidney Kingsley, Five Prizewinning Plays, "I worked and spent an enormous amount of time in the hospitals of New York and was so impressed with the study of the history of medicine and the achievements made in the previous decade." Kingsley witnessed firsthand those...

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