One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, adapted by Dale Wasserman from the Ken Kesey novel is an engaging play that still reaches contemporary audiences. The play, which is more faithful to the novel than the famous film can be read aloud by class members or viewed on YouTube as the popular play is available through several performances. Links on the answer key are provided to four different performances and a link to a free copy of the script and the Amazon link to purchase the play. It is also available on Kindle.
This guide has 50 question and answers. An answer key is provided. This is perfect companion if teaching the novel, the 1960s, Civil Disobedience, or Melville’s Billy Budd. It can be taught as an engaging read for your classes.
Key words: American Literature, AP English Literature and Language, 9th Grade Literature, , Psychology, drama, rebellion, Electric Shock treatment, Native Americans, mental institutions, nursing, Dale Wasserman