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The Brass Butterfly

William Golding

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ISBN
9780571301676
Date Published
31.07.2014
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Summary

Commissioned by the leading actor Alastair Sim (1900-1976) The Brass Butterfly was Golding’s only original stage play. Starring Sim himself, and also the popular actor George Cole, it opened for a provincial pre-West End run in Oxford in early 1958 and premiered at the Strand Theatre in London in April. In his biography of Golding, John Carey describes it as ‘a comic scherzo’ dealing with the conflict between science and religion, transposed to the Greco-Roman world of antiquity.

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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers of modern times. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, has been read by millions, translated into more than forty-five languages, and adapted for screen and stage drama. He drew on his own experience as a teacher and his service in the…

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