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The play can be considered a documentary to the extent that it is set in the time and place of the trial, formal names and roles of characters reflect those of historical participants, and some of the dialogue is derived from the original trial record. An examination of the history of events leading up to the trial and of the trial itself.
The play was first presented on December 29, 1959 in New York City at Henry Miller's Theater. It was subsequently published by Random House Publishing in 1960 and was presented as a television movie in 1970. The setting of the play is, as in the original trial, in the United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C., a courtroom borrowed by the Military Commission to provide space for the public and press. A cast of thirty recreates the trial events and atmosphere during the trial.
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