Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a well-meant and naive little bit of propaganda. A Dean has an argument about Peace with his daughter and his butler, an ex-soldier, in which he expresses the views of an impracticably stupid "pacifist", quoting texts against fighting and ignoring the cause. Then he goes to sleep and dreams of the Kaiser ordering mobilisation of everybody to fight for victory for the Hohenzollerns. He wakes up and is told of the late German proposal, but converted by his dream realizes there could not be a real Peace with the Kaiser undefeated. It may be unfair to Deans to represent one of their number as so thick-headed a "pacifist", but as certainly they are to be found among the clergy I see no reason for interfering. Recommended for License G. S. Street

Licensed On: 14 Mar 1917

License Number: 855

Genre(s):

British Library Reference: LCP1917/6

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66161 U

Performances

DateTheatreType
26 Mar 1917 Empire, BradfordUnknown Licensed Performance