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A Passage to India (Rama Rau) - Full Length Play, Drama

A Passage to India (Rama Rau)

Santha Rama Rau, E. M. Forster

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Full Length Play, Drama

13m, 6f

ISBN: MS00000000400

Based on the novel by E. M. Forster
NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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In this greatly successful dramatization of Forster's famous novel, we are introduced to the irreconciliable ideas of eastern and western cultures, to the mysteries of man, and to their pitiless dramatic conclusion. The English professor is a true friend to the people of India and especially to a young Indian doctor, who is passionately proud of his people and ever so anxious to make friends with the English. One day he takes a group of visitors on a picnic and to a cave, from which every utterance, "filth or poetry, truth or falsehood" has the same echo; "it erases the moral differences in anything man utters." - New York World-Telegram & Sun. A prim English girl, engaged to a magistrate, comes screaming back from the cave, accusing the Indian doctor of having molested her. Immediately the latent arrogance of the English rises in wrath at a trial, at which the doctor is defended by the English professor and finally exonerated. But the deed has been done, the division is complete, and nothing can mend the ruptures of the heart.
"A wise, moving and beautiful play. A stunning yet subtle achievement. Dramatic, sensitive, and filled with insight. Distinguished work." - New York Post

"Santha Rama Rau has carved a fine, moving evening in the theatre out of E. M. Forster's masterly novel." - The New York Times

"An evening of sheer professional inspiration in the theatre. It has wit, ambiance and excitement." - New York Journal-American

"While talking about the mystery of India, she has dramatized the mystery of character. It builds evasive shadows into people, and surprise into conviction." - New York Herald Tribune



13m, 6f

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