ABDICATION by H. T. Lowe-Porter


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Written in the language and style of a Shakespearean chronicle play, the subject matter of this drama is of far more contemporary and familiar origin. Avoiding the pitfall of mere pastiche or literary scandal-mongering, Mrs. Lowe-Porter has seen the abdication of Edward VIII in the light of historical pattern that is worthy of the dignity and fine prose with which she has clothed an event previously relegated to malicious gossip. Successfully performed at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in 1948, there is the wit and poignancy and especially the historical time sense in this play that asserts its lasting theatrical value.

Pub Date: June 6th, 1950
Publisher: Knopf