That Championship Season Essay

Jason Miller
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Korb has a master's degree in English literature and creative writing and has written for a wide variety of educational publishers. In the following essay, she discusses the way the Coach and his boys function as a team.

When That Championship Season first opened off Broadway in 1972, it immediately won a host of critical acclaim. In his introduction to the published script, the play's producer, Joseph Papp, explained why he believed the play was a "winner." According to Papp, "The work evokes a feeling of tradition, but in the real sense, the play is a modern work with its basic roots in America. Its simplicity is deceptive—but it is this simplicity translated into recognizable human form that gives the work its extraordinary power." This drama, which Papp called, "a play for the people of America," explores the frailty of humanity through a group of friends gathered...

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