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A sleep of prisoners, a play.

Author: Christopher Fry
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1951.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In "A Sleep of Prisoners" Mr. Fry investigates dramatically the problems of four prisoners of war. Locked up in a church in enemy territory, the men find that both personal and general conflicts become more explosive in confinement. One soldier loses his temper and half strangles bis friend. In succeeding dreams each prisoner demonstrates his inner response to the events, extending himself, his companions and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Verse drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005.
Sleep of prisoners.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1951
(OCoLC)568729320
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Fry
OCLC Number: 364860
Description: 49 pages 20 cm

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In "A Sleep of Prisoners" Mr. Fry investigates dramatically the problems of four prisoners of war. Locked up in a church in enemy territory, the men find that both personal and general conflicts become more explosive in confinement. One soldier loses his temper and half strangles bis friend. In succeeding dreams each prisoner demonstrates his inner response to the events, extending himself, his companions and the problems they face on to a spiritual plane. The immediate surroundings suggest Biblical protagonists to the dreamers, and the attempted murder is seen successively in the stories of Cain and Abel, David and Absalom, and Abraham and Isaac. The general situation is seen by the fourth dreamer reflected in the story of Shadrac, Meshac, and Abednego. --www.goodreads.com.

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