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Brother Petroc's Return - Full Length Play

Brother Petroc's Return

Emmet Lavery, Sister Mary C. Anderson

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25m, 10f

ISBN: 9780573606342

From the novel by Sister Mary C. Anderson
Not since John Balderston fashioned Berkeley Squareout of one of Henry James' time theories, has the stage had so appealing a figure as that of young Petroc Trelant who comes awake in a Benedictine abbey in the twentieth century and discovers that he is both 27 and 400 years of age at one …

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Full Length Play

Not since John Balderston fashioned Berkeley Squareout of one of Henry James' time theories, has the stage had so appealing a figure as that of young Petroc Trelant who comes awake in a Benedictine abbey in the twentieth century and discovers that he is both 27 and 400 years of age at one and the same time. This rare adventure in theatre tells the story of a young monk who stepped directly from the Age of Faith into the Age of Reason. But the ways of one age are not the ways of another and in trying to adapt himself to today, Petroc loses the sense of certainty which was his in yesterday. How he finds himself is a vibrant and virile story.
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25m, 10f

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Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Academy Award nomination in 1955, Rivkin said. In addition, Lavery's 1965 television movie, Magnificent Yankee, ... view full profile

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