The Point of View
Osborne, Marian (aka Marian Francis Osborne, aka Mrs. Marian Bath, Canadian playwright, 1871-1931), “The Point of View,”
a __-minute comedie de moeurs (comedy of manners) in English, set in _____, 1926,
© 1926 by Marian Osborne;
• in Canadian Plays from Hart House, vol. 1, edited by V. Massey (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Macmillan, 1926).
• 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.
____ (m), __, burglar; ____ (m), __, wife’s lover; ____ (m), __, husband; ____ (f), __, wife.
“. . . [A]bout a burglar who interrupts a woman and her lover and threatens to tell her husband. The husband returns after having missed his train for an important meeting. The woman, the lover and the burglar then go into an act to get them all out of their predicament.”
• Premiered at Hart House Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 29, 1923.—Brock, 245.
• “Marian Francis was born in the city of Montreal, and was educated at Hellmuth College and at the Collegiate Institute, London, Ontario, and at Trinity College, Toronto. At the age of seventeen she married Mr. Charles Lambert Bath, and lived in Wales for the ensuing five years, until her husband's death. Of this marriage there are two children, a son, who is in the Royal Flying Corps, and a daughter. In 1902, she married Mr. H. C. Osborne, M. A., barrister, and member of the Toronto Stock Exchange–now Lieutenant-Colonel, attached to the Headquarters Staff, 2nd Division, Ontario. This promising author has inherited literary talent from both grandfathers–her mother's father particularly having been a noted writer, in his day, on scientific subjects pertaining to medicine. In this connection it is interesting to remember that her cousin, Sir William Osler, as a writer of medical works, has a world-wide reputation. [Canadian Poets, edited by John William Garvin (Toronto, Canada: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, Publishers, 1916),. p. 342.]”—Marian Osborne, http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/garvin/poets/osborne.html, accessed May31, 2006.
• Research could include Marian Osborne’s Sappho and Phaon: A Lyrical Drama (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1926), LCCN 28-28269.
• Not to be confused with Pearl Holloway’s (1888-__) Point of View: A Modern Rural Play in One Act (Chicago, T. S. Denison & Company, 1938), LCCN 38-30488.
lie, mistaken identity, robbery, tryst.