The Shrike Summary
Joseph Kramm

Everything you need to understand or teach The Shrike by Joseph Kramm.

  • The Shrike Summary & Study Guide
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The Shrike Summary

When The Shrike, penned by Joseph Kramm, opened on Broadway on January 15, 1952, it received accolades from the public and the critics, which helped guarantee a successful run for 161 performances. Later that year, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The Shrike chronicles the experiences of Jim Downs, a middle-aged man who has been placed in a mental hospital after a failed suicide attempt, brought on by a stalled career in the theater...

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Lesson Plan

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