A Sleep of Prisoners

A Sleep of Prisoners

by Christopher Fry
     
 
A highly imaginative, poignant drama about four prisoners of war locked up in a church in enemy territory. Thus confined, their problems are magnified as they struggle to understand themselves and the world. The action comes in a sequence of dreams in which each prisoner demonstrates his own inner response to events—extending himself, his companions, and the problems

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A highly imaginative, poignant drama about four prisoners of war locked up in a church in enemy territory. Thus confined, their problems are magnified as they struggle to understand themselves and the world. The action comes in a sequence of dreams in which each prisoner demonstrates his own inner response to events—extending himself, his companions, and the problems they face on to a spiritual plane. The immediate surroundings suggest Biblical protagonists to each dreamer, and the attempted murder of one soldier by his friend is seen successively as the story of Cain and Abel, of David and Absalom, and of Abraham and Isaac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822210405
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1953
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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