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    ISBN: 9781408137109
    Author: WHELAN PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Accrington Pals is a poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true horror of warfare gradually becomes clear. The play looks at both the terrifying experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town denuded of men, the men face the terror that is the Battle of the Somme. This compassionate play portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people. This Modern Classic edition includes a new preface by the author, plus a full introduction exploring the themes, the social and historical context and the characters. It also includes a chronology of key events mentioned in the play and classroom activities.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $23.00
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