Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a dainty and whimsical fantasy, with a good deal of literary humour in its treatment but without enough dramatic significance to justify its length elaboration. It shows, how under the influence of Pan, a Poet who fancies himself a resolute misogynist ever since he has been jilted, falls an easy victim to the artless charms of the first schoolgirl who invades the solitary privacy of his haunted garden. The rhythm of the spirited dialogue is better than the rhyme; but the whole thing is as pretty as it is pure. Recommended for Licence, Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 12 May 1916

License Number: 241

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British Library Reference: LCP1916/11

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66132 N

Performances

DateTheatreType
6 Feb 1916 Court Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed by the Pioneer Players with Miss Patterson herself in the role of the faun (see Daily Sketch, 7/2/1916 and Tatler, 23/2/1916). This was a subscription performance and the other pieces in the bill were 'The Conference' by Delphine Gray and 'The Dear Departing' by Leonid Andreiev translated from the Russian by Julius West.
23 May 1916 St James's Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance