Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This sketch consists of a couple of duologues, the first between two war-wary young Greek soldiers in their tent on the plain before Troy, the second between two young Trojans guarding their famous walls. In each case the chief speaker, one a poet and the other a sculptor, deplores the long struggle over an issue no longer vital, which has torn him from his art, and has compelled him, at the call of patriotism, to seek the death of foes for whom he feels no personal animosity. Each, after an eloquent argument in moderately good blank verse, departs on his midnight errand, and each finds his victim, on the walls and in the tents respectively. The martial spirit is rather swamped in the flow of the peaceful philosophy; but the argument has its justification at the close of a ten years’ war over an unworthy cause. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

License Number: 893

British Library Reference: LCP1917/8

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66163 F


N/A Repertory Theatre, BirminghamUnknown Licensed Performance