Robert
Ardrey

Playwright
Screenwriter
Author

 

God and Texas (1943)

After the international success of Thunder Rock and between feature-length film scripts, Ardrey decided to write a one-act play. The result, God and Texas, was a critical success set during the Battle of the Alamo.

In 1943 God and Texas was one of five plays made available royalty-free for Armed Forces members to produce without special bureaucratic clearance. The script has been published in several editions: it was first published in a 1943 issue of Theatre Arts Magazine; in 1944 it was collected in the volume The Best One-Act Plays of 1943; and in 2004 it was collected in a volume edited and introduced by Glenn Young.