When Altars Burn
Other Plays by Kay Arthur
Arthur, Kay (______ playwright, ____-____), "When Altars Burn,"
a __-minute drama in English, set in ________, ____,
(1 female is girl)
© 1951 by Kay Arthur;
• in Kay Arthur’s When Altars Burn (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1951), 20 pp.;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 25th Street—Department W, New York, New York 10010, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429 [SF 25664]; Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard. — Department W, Hollywood, CA 90046, U.S.A., telephone 323-876-0570, fax 323-876-6822, http://www.samuelfrench.com/, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street — Department W, London W1P 6JR, England, telephone 44171-387-9373, fax 44171-387-2161; Samuel French (Canada) Ltd., 100 Lombard Street — Department W, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M3, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; Australia Representative, The Dominie Group, 8 Cross Street, Brookvale, New South Wales 2100, Australia; South African Representative, D. A. L. R. O., P. O. Box 31627, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa.
• 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.
_____ (f), _____; _____ (f), _____; _____ (f), _____; _____ (f), girl, _____.
"Great grandmother’s death precipitates a crisis which reveals to a little girl the value of a good conduct of life." — West and Peake, 7.
• “A study of four generations, marked by finely drawn characterizations. A child is caught in the conflict between her mother and grandmother, and the crisis is precipitated by her revelation of a long concealed truth. As the beloved great grandmother dies in a climax of deep emotional intensity, the whole meaning of her life is disclosed, contrasting strongly with that of the irresponsible grandmother. The effects of both good and evil actions, devolving from one generation to the next, are vividly dramatized.”—Samuel French, Inc., http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/, accessed August 20, 2006.
• On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.
conduct, death, family.