The National Anthem: A War Episode
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
This showy little War-Episode has its scene laid in Liege in 1914, where the house of an English Professor of music and his daughter is invaded by a typical German Lieutenant. The Hun is delighted with the sound of the Englishman's violoncello, and even stands up for 'God Save the King', taking it for his own national anthem. Finding that the Englishman means it for his own the German prepares to shoot him for his rash patriotism; but is himself shot by the Professor's Belgian pupil, an escaped officer of King Albert's army. Vigorously written in its straightforward conventional way. Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall.
Licensed On: 18 Sep 1918
License Number: 1778
British Library Reference: LCP1918/16
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66198 W
|23 Sep 1918||Shaftesbury Theatre, London||Unknown||Licensed Performance|