Musical (1938)


Musique: Louis Leslie Loth
Paroles: Wystan Hugh Auden
Livret: Ernst Toller
Production à la création:

The play with music was produced for a limited engagement of four performances when it opened on Broadway on January 28, 1938, as part of a quintet of plays presented and directed by Charles Hopkins for the WPA New York State Federal Theatre Project. The other four plays in the series were Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Eugene O’Neill’s Diff’rent, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, and Clyde Fitch’s Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, and the five productions were presented in repertory from January 25 through February 12.

The well-meaning if obvious satire looked at the war-versus-peace equation. St. Francis (Jay Velie) believes mankind will ultimately embrace peace, but Napoleon (Douglas Campbell) has a more cynical view and therefore sends a telegram to the town of Dunkelstein which announces that war has been declared. The town is located in an unspecified European country and celebrates peace and brotherhood, but when the villagers receive the telegram they mindlessly prepare for conflict without knowing the who, the why, and the wherefore of the circumstances. And they elect a dictator to guide them, one who sports a Hitler-like moustache.


The play with music was produced for a limited engagement of four performances when it opened on Broadway on January 28, 1938, as part of a quintet of plays presented and directed by Charles Hopkins for the WPA New York State Federal Theatre Project. The other four plays in the series were Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Eugene O’Neill’s Diff’rent, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, and Clyde Fitch’s Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, and the five productions were presented in repertory from January 25 through February 12.


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No More Peace (1938-01-Maxime Elliott's Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: CBS Studio No. 51 (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre : 4 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 28 janvier 1938
Première : vendredi 28 janvier 1938
Dernière : samedi 12 février 1938
Mise en scène : Charles Hopkins
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Producteur :
Avec : Douglas Campbell (Napoleon), Jay Velie (St. Francis), Norma Downey (The Angel), George McSweeney (Noah), Dann Malloy (Samuel), Gene Webber (Lot), W. O. McWatters (Laban), Erford Gage (David), John Randolph (Jacob), Leonore Sorsby (Rachel), Gordon Burby (The Fat Man), John Giasi (The Little Man), Robert Youmans (The Thin Man), Frank Daly (Cain), May Kelly (Sarah), Wayland Strong (Doctor), Charles Berre (Socrates), Harry Clifton (Warder); Children: Betty Hicks, Sinclair Martine, William Millar, Mary Nicholson, Jean Rankin, Dick Richardson, Ann Roberts, Peter Seip, Barbara Tindall, Howard Tindall, Alex Warden; Guests at Party: Lee Carney, Florence Carrette, Victor Casmore, Harry Clifton, John Giasi, Edward Hankel, Murray Lindsley, Rose MacDonald, Ruth Masters, Sonia Shand, Wayland Strong, Irene Taylor, Robert Youmans; The Peace Procession Band: Drum Major—Harry Cutton; Band Members—Messrs. Balsam, DeMilt, Samuelson, and Spedick

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