Other Plays by Maurice Baring
Baring, Maurice (Honorable, English playwright, biographer, essayist, poet, specialist in French, Italian, and Russian literature, short story writer, 1874-1945), “Pious Aeneas,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in Carthage, ____,
© 1951 by Maurice Baring;
• in Hon. Maurice Baring’s Ten Diminutive Dramas (London: Heinemann ), 85 pp., LCCN 52-36323;
• script/rights available from The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, England, telephone 44 (0) 20 7373 6642, fax 44 (0) 20 7373 5768, e-mail email@example.com.
• Cited in Play Index, 1949-1952: An Index to 2616 Plays in 1138 Volumes, compiled by Dorothy Herbert West (1901-____) and Dorothy Margaret Peake (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1953), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 53-8990, LCCN 64001054, 239 pp.
Aeneas (m), wanderer after the fall of Troy; _____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; Dido (f), Queen of Carthage.
“The Queen of Carthage discovers Aeneas’ plans for departure.”—West and Peake, 9.
• Based on the story of Aeneas and Dido in Virgil’s Aeneid. After the Trojan War Aeneas departed, along with 3.400 men, with the same 22 ships that Paris had brought to Hellas when he abducted Helen. Aeneas’ voyage led him to Carthage.
• Research could include Hon. Maurice Baring’s Diminutive Dramas (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911), 224 pp., LCCN 29-4508;
• Also, research could include Maurice Baring’s Diminutive Dramas (London: M. Secker ), 200 pp., LCCN 19-15204;
• Also, research could include Maurice Baring’s Diminutive Dramas, One-Act Plays in Reprint Series (Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.: Core Collection Books, 1977, 198 pp., reprint of the 4th edition published in 1938 by W. Heinemann, London, ISBN 0848620127.
• Research could include Maurice Baring & the good high-brow by Joseph Epstein, http://www.newcriterion.com/archive, accessed October 17, 2001.
• “Maurice Baring, the fifth son of the banker, Baron Revelstoke, was born in 1874. After an education at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the diplomatic service, where he served in Paris, Copenhagen and Rome. Baring left the diplomatic service in 1904 and joined the Morning Post where he reported on the Russo-Japanese War. His experiences appeared in the book With the Russians in Manchuria (1905). After working in St. Petersburg and Constantinople he moved in 1912 to The Times where he became their special correspondent in the Balkans. On the outbreak of the First World War, Baring joined the Royal Flying Corps. In 1918 Baring became a staff officer of the Royal Air Force. He later wrote about these experiences in his autobiography, The Puppet Show of Memory (1922). After the war Baring wrote a series of successful novels including Passing By (1921), C (1924), Cat's Cradle (1925), Daphne Adeane (1926) and Robert Peckham (1930). In the early 1930s Baring began to suffer from paralysis agitans. By 1940 he was forced to leave his Rottingdean home and was looked after by friends in Scotland. Maurice Baring died on 14th December, 1945.”—Maurice Baring, http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWbaring.htm, accessed June 17, 2008.
Aeneas (born from the union of a mortal, Anchises, and a goddess, Aphrodite, wanderer after the fall of Troy, enamored by Dido), Dido (aka Elissa, princess of Tyre in Phoenicia, who married Sychaeus, a man of great status among the Phoenicians, she later founded and became Queen of Carthage).