Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A grim little study of the parting between Cordova, a famous Spanish Playwright, and Rosario, the young gutter-snipe danseuse whom he foolishly married ten years ago. He discovers that she is about to leave him with her youthful love Juan – his own protege – after she has wheedled him out of a large sum of money for a holiday-trip to Monte Carlo. He irritates her by revelations of his guesses about her intentions and by his philosophic indifference about them; and he so maddens her that he finally tempts her to stab him in the back with a dagger which was a love-token of happy days gone. Then he shows her that the dagger was a trick-one, and he punishes the would-be murderess by turning her out of the house, penniless, to join her lover. Sardonic in the exposure and punishment of sordid faithlessness; but quite legitimate in its cold-blooded brutality. Recommended for License, Ernest. A. Bendall

Licensed On: 20 Jan 1916

License Number: 24

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British Library Reference: LCP1916/1

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66122 X

Performances

DateTheatreType
24 Jan 1916 Pavilion, GlasgowUnknown Licensed Performance