Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an Indian love story. It is a little difficult to follow on account of the Indian names being so alike to an English eye and the blank verse - poor stuff - in which it is told being rather confused. There emerges, however, the story of two young people falling in love under the auspices of a priestess of Buddha, who knew that their parents, powerful ministers, desired their marriage but were afraid of the King, whose favourite wanted the girl; how another young man ran off with the favourite's sister; how Malati, the heroine, was nearly sacrificed to Chamunda and was rescued by her lover, and how the King, relenting, allowed them to be happy. The love poetry is ardent, but there is no harm that I can see anywhere. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 11 Jul 1917

License Number: 1046

British Library Reference: LCP1917/14

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66169 S


14 Jul 1917 Lord Leverhulme's Garden [London?], [London?]Unknown Licensed Performance