A Tower in Italy
Other Plays by Lascelles Abercrombie
Abercrombie, Lascelles (English playwright, poet, lecturer, and critic, January 9, 1881–October 27, 1938), "A Tower in Italy,"
a __-minute verse drama in English set in an interior, in a Italian city, 1300s,
© 1976 by Lascelles Abercrombie;
• in Lascelles Abercrombie’s A Tower in Italy (Toronto, Canada: Basilike, 1976), 31 pp.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 1.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), wife of governor.
During a plague, the wife of a governor hopes to leave the sealed city her husband has created. She plots his death in order to flee with her lover.
• ". . . London poet and critic who was associated with Georgian poetry. He was educated at Malvern College, Worcestershire, and Owens College, Manchester, after which he became a journalist and began to write poetry. His first book, Interludes and Poems (1908), was followed by Mary and the Bramble (1910), a dramatic poem—"Deborah"—and Emblems of Love (1912), and the prose work Speculative Dialogues (1913). All were marked by lyric power, lucidity, love of natural beauty, and mysticism. After World War I, in which he served as a munitions examiner, Abercrombie was appointed to the first lectureship in poetry at the University of Liverpool. As professor of English literature at Leeds (1922-29) and London (1929-35) and as reader in English literature at the University of Oxford (1935-38), he showed keen critical and philosophical powers. His critical works include An Essay Towards a Theory of Art (1922) and Poetry, Its Music and Meaning (1932). Collected Poems (1930) was followed by his most mature poetic work, The Sale of St. Thomas (1931), a poetic drama."-http://www.britannica.com/seo/l/lascelles-abercrombie/, accessed June 2, 2001.
• Research could include SUNY at Buffalo Libraries (Poetry/Rare Books Collection), http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/pl/collections/manuscripts/. Also, research could include Cheltenham & Gloucester College | School of English | Dymock Poets, http://www.chelt.ac.uk/ah/english/dymock/dymock1.htm.
conspiracy, flight, infidelity, murder, plague, isolation, murder, power, walled city.