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The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts By Louis MacNeice

The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts
by Louis MacNeice

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A radio parable play, written in response to the rise of fascism in Germany and the events of World War II. It stages the debate about free will with reference to the ancient theme of the Quest, but in modern contexts exploring sexuality, gender, family and geography.
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The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts by Louis MacNeice

Born in Ireland, Louis MacNeice was sent to England for his schooling, to Marlborough, and then went on to read classics at Oxford. His professional life began as a lecturer in classics but in 1941 he joined the BBC and for the next twenty years produced programmes for the legendary Features Department, including his own celebrated radio play, The Dark Tower, which was broadcast for the first time in 1946, with original music by Benjamin Britten. Described by the author as 'a radio parable play', written in response to the rise of fascism in Germany and the events of World War II, The Dark Tower stages the debate about free will with reference to the ancient theme of the Quest, but in modern contexts exporing sexuality, gender, family and geography. 'The Dark Tower is in my view the best piece of writing ever done for radio.' George MacBeth

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About Louis MacNeice


Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907, the son of a Church of Ireland rector, later a bishop. He was educated in England at Sherborne, Marlborough and Merton College, Oxford. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929, and he subsequently worked as a translator, literary critic, playwright, autobiographer, BBC producer and feature writer. The Burning Perch, his last volume of poems, appeared shortly before his death in 1963.

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GOR003028029
The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts by Louis MacNeice
Louis MacNeice
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2008-05-29
202
057124341X
9780571243419
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