Journey's End: A Biography of a Classic War Play

By (author) Langton, Robert Gore

"R C Sherriff's Journey's End is a syllabus text and the most famous play about World War One. First staged in 1928, this book tells the story of what went into the making of this extraordinary and powerful trench drama. It outlines Sherriff's career from humble insurance clerk to infantry officer and his unforgettable 10 months on the western front before he was invalided home, lucky to be alive. Sherriff poured into his first professional play his personal experience of living in a front-line dug-out. Using his diary and letters home, the book charts his emotional life under fire and relates it directly to the play, its events and its characters. It also tells the story of Journey's End's incredible box office success across the world, a triumph which made its shy young author famous overnight. Taking in the history of the show right up to the most recent productions, Journey's End: A Biography of a Classic War Play is a meditation on Journey's End's achievement as a war document, its fascination for audiences when it was first staged and its continuing grip on theatre-goers and students today. "

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  • "Fully Insured 1 Creatives in Khaki 9 The Gallants 12 'That Awful Affair' 24 Troglodyte 33 Gingering Fritzy 39 A Blasted Funk 44 Blighty One 52 Riverbank Amdram 63 Civvy Street 82 War Bunk 87 The Cold Front 96 Missing Presumed Dull 114 Plays by R.C. Sherriff 127 Bibliography 128 Index 130"

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書名 Journey's End: A Biography of a Classic War Play
著作者等 Langton, Robert Gore
出版元 Oberon Books Ltd
刊行年月 2013.06.01
ページ数 200p
ISBN 9781849438728
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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