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Sing Me No Lullaby - Full Length Play

Sing Me No Lullaby

Robert Ardrey

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6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822210320

As Atkinson tells it, "some Illinois college friends of 1938 who have …

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As Atkinson tells it, "some Illinois college friends of 1938 who have a country reunion at Christmas of the present time. As students, most of them had what were known as progressive political ideas in 1938. One of them, a brilliant mathematician, placed his faith in Soviet Russia then. The Stalin-Hitler pact shook all that faith out of him in 1939. By the present time he is one of the dispossessed. Because of his college political associations, no one will employ him, no one will rent him an apartment, no one will associate with him, no one will clear him, no one will adjudicate his case. Mr. Ardrey doesn't solve the problem. But the contribution he has made in the last act is a clear and perceptive statement of this nameless, formless situation and an estimation of what it is doing to America…Mr. Ardrey…is a man of principle and taste. In SING ME NO LULLABY he has performed the function of a writer. He has found the words to describe something that is vague and elusive but ominous. And he has got far enough away from political recriminations to state it in terms of character and the life of the spirit."
Produced at the Phoenix Theatre in New York. The New York Times, called the play "…stirring…absorbing…[Ardrey] writes with directness, perception and power. The third act of SING ME NO LULLABY constitutes the most forceful statement anyone has made in the theatre for ages."


6m, 3f


Robert Ardrey

Robert Ardrey was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 16, 1908. He was the son of Marie Haswell and Robert Leslie Ardrey, an editor and publisher. Ardrey studied anthropology at the University of Chicago, but with the encouragement of Thornton Wilder, he pursued a career in writing. Ardrey's first success as a writer came in 1934 when his play House On Fire was revised into Star Spangled ... view full profile

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