A Question of Morality
Other Plays by Percival Wilde
Wilde, Percival (aka O, American playwright, dramatist, novelist, 1887-1953), “A Question of Morality,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in a drawing room in a wealthy home, just after the evening meal, U.S.A., 1917,
(+ 1m silent butler)
© 1917 by Percival Wilde;
• in Percival Wilde’s A Question of Morality, and Other Plays (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922), LCCN 26-11609;
• also, in "Representative One-Act Plays by American Authors," edited by Margaret Gardner Mayorga (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922); full text online at "One-Act-Plays.com", http://www.one-act-plays.com/dramas/voices.html, accessed February 11, 2010.
Shelton (m), __, _______; Carruthers (m), __, _______; Dorothy Shelton (f), __, _______.
• Out of print and in public domain.
• Premiered at the People's Institute by the Brooklyn Repertory Theatre Company (affiliated with the People's Institure of Brooklyn) Wednesday, March 7, 1917.
• "The prolific dramatist and author was born in New York and educated at Columbia. Although few of his works were produced on Broadway and none was a commercial success, he is reputed to have had more plays performed regularly by amateur theatres than any other contemporary dramatist. Among his popular titles were The Aftermath, The Lady of Dreams, and The Reckoning. Of his many textbooks, the best known was probably The Craftsmanship of the One-Act Play."—Percival Wilde: Information and Much More from Answers.com, http://www.answers.com/topic/percival-wilde?cat=entertainment, accessed June 26, 2008.
• Research could include Percival Wilde’s Eight Comedies for Little Theatres, One-Act Plays in Reprint series (Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.: Core Collection Books, 1977), ISBN 0848620259, LCCN 77070365, 178 pp., reprint of the 1922 ed. published by Little, Brown, Boston. containing “The Sequel,” “The Previous Engagement,” “The Dyspeptic Ogre,” “In the Net,” “A Wonderful Woman,” “Catesby,” “His Return,” “Embryo,” Notes on the Plays.
• Also, research could include Percival Wilde’s Ten Plays for Little Theatres (New York: Little, Brown [AOL Time Warner Book Group], 1932, 1975), ISBN 0827440618.
• Page mounted June 26, 2008, updated February 14, 2010, by the site Webmaster.