The Tiger of Asshur
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
The 'Tiger' is the King of some Eastern country which has been at war with Egypt; and the city of Asshur seems to be in Mesopotamia,. The King, a great sportsman, is a stern ruler, devoted to his favourite slave Hastara, whom he discovers to be carrying on an intrigue with his friend Pharos, He condemns them both to death; but Hastara, instead of being strangled is allowed to dance herself to death, which she does in the vain hope she may fascinate her royal master into forgiveness. The little play, if a trifle vague in dramatic significance, is fairly impressive in its oriental tone, and is wholly void of offence. Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall.
Licensed On: 12 Oct 1916
License Number: 530
British Library Reference: LCP1916/25
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66146 Q
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