Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The idea of this masque is extremely ambitious and it cannot be said that Mr Parker’s verses invariably rise to the occasion, but the effect is good and no doubt the staging will be impressive. Nature summons the Earth and the elements and each indicts War for the havoc going on in it. Frightfulness then appears and glories in the shame and horror, but War affirms that Frightfulness is a vile counterfeit and points to the good which comes of himself as well as the evil, and so we have Valour typified by our soldiers and sailors and Pity by a Nurse and Courage by a Wife who stays at home and friendship by the different countries of the Alliance. There is also, of course, the devotion of the Empire to England. Finally the coming of Peace is heralded and the Golden Age and general rejoicings. Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 24 Apr 1915

License Number: 3346

British Library Reference: LCP1915/10

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66096 E


27 Apr 1915 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance