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Farewell to the Theatre

Richard Nelson

Farewell to the Theatre by Richard Nelson is an elegant and passionate new play that premiered at the Hamstead Theatre in Spring 2012.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571280735
Date Published
01.03.2012
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Summary

Harley Granville Barker, the most influential theatre-maker of his time, finds himself adrift in America during the Great War. Estranged from the theatre, and with his spirit almost broken by an acrimonious divorce, he seeks refuge in the relative obscurity of a quiet, backwater, Williamstown, Massachusetts. He finds comfort in the congeniality of his fellow refugees and in the courtesy of strangers – and gradually begins to regain his faith in humanity and his belief in the central role of Theatre in the civilised community.

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Richard Nelson’s plays include Farewell to the Theatre, Nikolai and the Others, Sweet and Sad, That Hopey Changey Thing, Conversations in Tusculum, How Shakespeare Won the West, Frank’s Home, Rodney’s wife, Franny’s Way, Madame Melville, Goodnight Children Everywhere, The General From America, New England, Misha’s Party (with Alexander Gelman), Columbus or the Discovery of Japan, Two Shakespearean Actors, Some Americans…

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