High Ground (Bonaventure)

by  Charlotte Hastings

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  3m, 8f

"Far superior to the average melodrama . . . Literate and suspenseful." - New York Mirror

Set in a convent hospital when floods isolate the building and its inhabitants taking refuge with her warders is a girl condemned to death for murder. Among the nursing sisters is Mary Bonaventure, a woman of great understanding and sympathy, who is …

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High Ground (Bonaventure)

by  Charlotte Hastings

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Set in a convent hospital when floods isolate the building and its inhabitants taking refuge with her warders is a girl condemned to death for murder. Among the nursing sisters is Mary Bonaventure, a woman of great understanding and sympathy, who is convinced the girl is innocent, although her appeal has just been dismissed. She turns detective in her effort to establish justice, feeling that her own faith itself is bound up with the results. The author keeps inviolate the serene atmosphere of the convent, thus providing a wonderful contrast for the tormented soul of the girl who believes it is only a matter of hours before she will die.

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"Far superior to the average melodrama . . . Literate and suspenseful." - New York Mirror

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Charlotte Hastings

Born in 1909, Charlotte Hastings described herself as having written plays at the time when it was necessary to have a beginning, a middle and an end; an end that had to resolve itself into a conclusion. Bonaventure was not her first play but it was her first West End success (in 1949), followed later by Uncertain J ...

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