20th-Century Drama by Simon Trussler (auth.)

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Barrie was still, however, known for his "Thrums" novels and stories, and his next play, The Professor's Love Story, was an amusing and charming triviality set in his native Kirriemuir. Real success came with the dramatised version of The Little Minister. His attempt at the problem play in the new Ibsen tradition which Shaw and Pinero were bringing into fashion (The Wedding Guest) was less successful, and he wisely turned to his own individual kind of play with Quality Street and The Admirable Crichton.

In Two Autobiographical Plays, 1971. The Hero Rises Up: A Romantic Melodrama, with Margaretta D'Arcy (produced 1968). 1969. The Soldier's Tale, from a libretto by Ramuz, music by Stravinsky (produced 1968). Harold Muggins Is a Martyr, with Margaretta D'Arcy and the Cartoon Archetypical Slogan Theatre (produced I 968). The Bagman; or, The Impromptu of Mus well Hill (broadcast 1970). In Two Autobiographical Plays, 1971. Two Autobiographical Plays. 1971. The Ballygombeen Bequest, with Margaretta D'Arcy (produced 1972).

Representative Plays (includes Quality Street, The Admirable Crichton, What Every Woman Knows, Dear Brutus, The Twelve-Pound Look, The Old Lady Shows Her Medals). 1926. ). 1928; augmented edition, edited by A. E. Wilson (includes Walker, London; The Professor's Love Story; The Little Minister; The Wedding Guest; The Boy David), 1942. The Boy David (produced 1936). 1938. Screenplay: As You Like It, with Robert Cullen, 1936. Fiction Better Dead. 1887. When a Man's Single: A Tale of Literary Life.

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