World Premieres; Technical Data Volume 12-13

World Premieres; Technical Data Volume 12-13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Theatre, London.--14th June, 1961.--2 a.--3 sc.--1s.--D. 2 h. 30 (approx.).--Prod Jack Minster. S. J. Hutchinson Scott.--Company: Minster Productions Ltd--Cast: (11 m., 2 w.): Moray Watson, Peter Dyneley, Geoffrey Lumsden, Peter Myers. The play is set in Normandy in 1944, immediately after the Allied landing. Scenes take place in the officers' tent, where Smith's stand for what he considers justice, common sense and humanity, comes to its culminating point. When he learns that the High Command has refused to allow the defenceless citizens of Le Havre to be evacuated, he disobeys the commanding officer in a dramatic scene. He is arrested, cashiered and sentenced to a year in prison. Press: "The bad Soldier Smith" turns on an officer on active service who for conscience' reasons, refuse to obey orders. Much of it is based on the author's own war-time experiences. It comes over as a well-done play, finely acted (The People.) William Douglas Home has written a play about the war-time experiences of William Douglas Home, and a professional entertaining job he has made of it. On its chosen level the piece entertains. (Daily Mail.) "The bad Soldier Smith" is a play made out of the crisis of conscience which led to that act of disobedience. It has been written by the former officer himself, William Douglas Home. The result is an evening of simple and effective drama. (Evening Standard.) LUTHER, drama by John Osborne. Theatre Royal, Nottingham.--26th June, 1961.--3 a.--12 sc.--9 s.--D. 3 h. 5 m. (less 30 m. interval).--Prod Tony Richardson.--Comp. John Addison.--Cond John McCarthy.--S. and cost. Jocelyn Herbert.--Company: The English Stage Company.--Cast: (12 m. + extras, 1 w.): Albert Finney, Peter Bull, George Devine, more

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