The Statue and the Bust
Other Plays by William A. Tindale
Other Plays by Robert Browning
Tindale, William A. (Canadian playwright, ____-____), “The Statue and the Bust,”
a __-minute radio drama in English, based on a poem by Robert Browning (English playwright, poet, 1812-1889), “In a Balcony ,"
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1939 by William A. Tindale;
• in McMaster University Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 2, 1939;
• script/rights available from source named in McMaster University Quarterly.
• 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.
• “A dramatization . . . of Browning’s poem about two unrequited lovers in sixteenth century Florence.”—Brock, 316.
• Research could include Prentiss Cummings’ (1840-____) The Statue and the Bust (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Private printing [G. H. Walcott, printer], 1915), LCCN 15-27622.
• Also, research could include Clyde De L. Ryals’ The Life of Robert Browning: A Critical Biography (Cambridge, England: Blackwell Publishers, 1996), ISBN 0631200932.
• “Browning, Robert, 1812, Poet, born in London, England, UK, the husband of Elizabeth Barrett. The son of a clerk, he received scant formal education. His early work attracted little attention until the publication of Paracelsus (1835). Bells and Pomegranates (1841-6) included several of his best-known dramatic lyrics, such as ‘How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix’. In 1846 he married Elizabeth Barrett, and with her settled in Florence, where he wrote Men and Women (1855) and began Dramatis Personae (1864). Their son, Robert Barrett Browning (1849-1912), the sculptor, was born there. After the death of his wife (1861) he settled in London, where he wrote his masterpiece, The Ring and the Book (1869).”—Biography.com, http://www.biography.com, accessed March 2, 1998, and June 29, 2006.
Browning (Robert Browning, English playwright, poet, 1812-1889), dramatization, Florence (Italy), poem source, sixteenth century, unrequited love.