Other Plays by Franklin Wicher Burton
Burton, Franklin Wicher (Canadian playwright, ____-____), “Achilles,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© 1927 by Franklin Wicher Burton, probably in public domain;
• in Franklin Wicher Burton’s Achilles, The Jardine Prize for Poetry 1927, 1st edition (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1928);
• script no longer listed by University of Toronto Press and probably out of print, requiring a book search (a copy found November 9, 2002, at Cobourg Bookroom & Antiques, 150 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2M5, Canada, www.abebooks.com/home/COBOURG, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 800-320-5975);
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980), ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
Hector (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; Andromache (f), __, _____.
“Preceding the siege of Troy, Hector and Andromache discuss the political situation with Paris and Helen.”—Brock, 78.
• The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England offers The Evelyn E. Jardine Prize for Literature.
• Research could include Agnes Spofford Cook Gale’s Achilles & Hector; Iliad Stories Retold for Boys and Girls (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1904), LCCN 05-309;
• Also, research could include John Gay’s (1685-1732) Achilles: An Opera (London: J. Watts, 1733), Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress), LCCN 08-13980;
• Also, research could include Jean Baptiste Racine’s (1639-1699) Achilles, translated by Abel Boyer (1667-1729) (London: T. Bennet, 1700), LCCN 25-27605;
• Also, research could include Achilles: Retold by Compton Mackenzie; illustrated by William Stobbs, Golden Tales of Greece series (London: Aldus Books, 1972), ISBN 0490002536;
• Also, research could include Katherine Callen King’s Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages, illustrated by Deborah Nourse Lattimore (Berkeley, California, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1987), ISBN 0520055713, includes indexes.
Andromache (wife of Hector), Hector (a son of Priam, husband of Andromache, Trojan champion slain by Achilles), Helen (wife of Menelaus, abducted by Paris), Paris (a son of Priam, abductor of Helen), politics, siege, Troy (ancient city in northwest Asia Minor).