Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a miniature military drama, with a refreshingly new motive. The prince of Westria, imprisoned by his enemies, and having given his parole, is implored by a Westrian friend who visits him in disguise to make his escape, thus breaking his word of honour for the sake of his country, which is proposing to surrender its impregnable forts as the price of his release. Rather than secure his freedom by sacrificing his honour, or by permitting the suggested bargain to be made, the chivalrous and patriotic prince shoots himself. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 27 Nov 1914

License Number: 3043

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British Library Reference: LCP1914/34

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66082 L

Performances

DateTheatreType
7 Dec 1914 Theatre Royal, WorcesterProfessional Licensed Performance
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Performed by Mr FM Webb, Mr J Hayes, Mr D Herbert. The performance was part of a benefit of the Queen's Work for Women Fund. The programme included songs by Miss Mildred Jones and Mr Charles Mott, recitations by Mr Arthur Bourchier,a reading from Charles Dickens by the Earl of Cover (a contributor), a tableaux: 'Adelicia of Louvaine', the 'Godsall Children', 'Fallen Idol', 'Jeptha's Daughter', 'Mercy', 'The Doctor', 'Ruth and Naomi', 'The Angelus', 'The Passing of Elaine', 'The Tragedy of Belgium'.