by William Douglas-Home


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Portraits by William Douglas-Home

This keenly observed, sensitive play is finely interwoven with the thread of John's gradually developing pacifism – from his certainty in spring 1944 that Monty's young ADC will not survive the second front, to war's devastating effect on Matthew Smith, to John's vibrant fear of the nuclear nightmare and his own approaching death.

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ISBN-13: 9781849432108
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM DOUGLAS-HOME (1912-1992) was one of the West End's most successful postwar dramatists with over 40 plays to his name. The younger brother of Prime Minister Alec Douglas Home, he regularly stood for Parliament himself. He was court-martialled and imprisoned during the Second World War for his refusal to obey orders during the Allied operation to capture the port of Le Havre in September 1944 because French civilians had not been permitted to evacuate.

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