Page extent: 300
ISBN: 9781849431828
Binding: PaperBack

Charles Morgan: Three Plays

Charles Morgan

PaperBack (22 May 2013)

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.

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Additional Information

ISBN13 9781849431828
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 300


“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