The Linden Tree

by  J.B. Priestley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 6f

This new work by England's famed play-right has become his longest run play. The Linden Tree was produced in New York at the Music Box Theatre starring Boris Karloff.

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The Linden Tree

by  J.B. Priestley

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A college professor who has reached the age of retirement is urged by the family to live in comfort away from his gloomy academic surroundings. The new administration of the university dislikes his views on education and is as anxious as his wfe and children to have him move out. He resists them all. Even when most of his work is taken away from him, he intends to continue teaching the few students who may come to him. He feels that the time of want and unrest, the time of a peaceful revolution, demands the fulfillment of duties. It is not a time for defeatism, or a quick grab at superficial happiness. Contained in the volume Priestley Plays Three.
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J.B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley (1894 - 1984) was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, son of a schoolmaster. He left Belle Vue School at 16 and worked in a wool office, beginning to write in his spare time. He volunteered for the army in 1914 and served throughout the First World War, surviving the grim conditions of the trenches. He ...

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