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Morgan: Three Plays Charles Morgan

Morgan: Three Plays By Charles Morgan

Morgan: Three Plays by Charles Morgan


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Summary

Three bitingly intelligent post-war plays from one of Britain's most underrated dramatists, collected together for the first time, with an introduction by academic Carole Bourne-Taylor. These insightful, modernist dramas fiercely question British high society, religion, war and sexuality, in masterful prose.

Morgan: Three Plays Summary

Morgan: Three Plays: The Flashing Stream; The River Line; The Burning Glass by Charles Morgan

Includes the plays The River Line, The Flashing Stream and The Burning Glass Charles Morgan was a distinguished novelist before he moved onto stage drama, with his reputation as a major dramatist established by his first play, The Flashing Stream. Morgan was unique for combining the roles of principal dramatic critic of The Times withthat of a practicing dramatist. The Daily Herald wrote that The Flashing Stream would 'indefinitely refute the old idea about the gulf between our preaching and the practice'. It was hailed as 'a masterpiece' by the Manchester Guardian, and also drew praise from The Telegraph who noted that 'it handles a major problem of humanity with passion and intelligence'. The combination of serious themes with dramatic tension and masterly craftsmanship was continued in his other plays, The River Line and The Burning Glass, which are also included in this collection. The River Line was revived in the West End in Oct 2011, at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Morgan: Three Plays Reviews

Always a thrilling experience * Harold Hobson on The River Line *
Mr. Charles Morgan has written the play, not only of the year, but of the decade in which we live. * Ludovic Kennedy on The Burning Glass *
Utterly gripping - wholly enthralling * Daily Telegraph on The River Line *
This overlooked classic is highly engaging - Like a fantastic Greek tragedy transposed to post-war Europe, The River Line works its themes of death, grace and regret to powerful effect. * Time Out London *

About Charles Morgan

Charles Morgan (1894-1958) was a distinguished novelist before he moved on to stage drama, with his reputation as a major dramatist established by his first play, The Flashing Stream. Morgan was unique for combining the roles of principal dramatic critic of The Times with that of a practicing dramatist.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7 Introduction 9 The Flashing Stream 19 The River Line 129 Introduction to The River Line 131 The Burning Glass 219

Additional information

GOR009719414
9781849431828
1849431825
Morgan: Three Plays: The Flashing Stream; The River Line; The Burning Glass by Charles Morgan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20130522
304
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