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Monstrous martyrdoms : three plays

Author: Eric Bentley
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2003.
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""The road will be red with monstrous martyrdoms, but we will win!" Oscar Wilde, who figures prominently in Eric Bentley's play Lord Alfred's Lover, wrote these words at the end of the nineteenth century after serving two years of hard labor for the crime of being homosexual." "Other kinds of passionate martyrdom are portrayed in the other two plays in this collection. H for Hamlet is a variation on Pirandello's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Alfred Bruce Douglas; Alfred Bruce Douglas; Oscar Wilde
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Bentley
ISBN: 0810120860 9780810120860
OCLC Number: 226053397
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Lord Alfred's lover --
H for Hamlet --
German requiem.
Responsibility: by Eric Bentley.
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The citizens of Charles Dickens' Coketown have entertained readers since the 19th century. In this adaptation of "Hard Times", Heidi Stillman brings these iconic characters to the stage, revealing  Read more...

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"The name Eric Bentley is enough to guarantee the significance of any book of or about the drama." --Robert Penn Warren

 
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