Corsican Brothers. A play with music in two acts. First Printing, softcover


BOWEN, John. The Corsican Brothers. A play with music in two acts. Based on the nouvelle by Alexandre Dumas. Lyrics by John Holmstrom and John Bowen. (London : Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1970). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (5),[6]-109,(3). Small 8vo, printed white and black card covers with red & white lettering to front cover, black lettering to white spine.

A Methuen Playscript.

John Griffith Bowen (b. November 5 1924, Calcutta) .

"John Bowen has taken the theme of this play from a story by Alexandre Dumas. The theme was also used by Dion Boucicault for a nineteenth-century melodrama but Bowen's treatment of it is completely his own. The action alternates between Corsica and Paris when the Romantic Movement is at its height. As the action of the play unfolds, the heroine finds herself torn between the new idea of personal freedom and the traditional notion of honour: one of the twin heroes is torn between the demands of friendship and the dictates of romantic passion -- the other between an effort to end the vendetta system and a personal desire for vengeance. In the end, honour, passion and vengeance are all satisfied -- more or less." - from the first leaf.

Stamp of Caribbean Book Centre inside front cover, light spotting to top edge, else very good. 30.00

Title: Corsican Brothers. A play with music in two acts. First Printing, softcover

Author Name: BOWEN, John. Methuen Playscript. DUMAS, Alexandre]. HOLMSTROM, John.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1970, ISBN:0416091504: 1970

ISBN Number: 0416091504

ISBN Number 13: 9780416091502

Seller ID: 110588

Keywords: LITERATURE PLAYS UNITED KINGDOM DRAMA ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH LITERARY THEATER THEATRE,