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‘Theatre in the Great War and researching First War plays’ a talk by Dr Helen Brooks


Many plays were written during the Great War about the war, some by famous authors such as J. M. Barrie, A. A. Milne and Miles Malleson. All plays had to be licensed by the Lord Chamberlain before performance and some, such as Malleson's Black 'Ell, were censored or even banned for the duration. Helen Brooks from the University of Kent has been lea…

'Theatre in the Great War' with Helen Brooks


Helen will be talking about theatre in the Great War and researching First War plays with a rehearsed reading by branch members of J.M.Barrie's 1918 play, 'The Old Lady Shows Her Medals'. Learn more on 'Theatre at the Front' courtesy of the International Encyclopedia of the First World War.