The Prayer of the Sword
The original text
Written and performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 19 September, 1904 and the text was published by R. Brimley Johnston, London, in the same year.
The play is described by Allardyce Nicoll (1973:p.292) as a "rather bombastic blank-verse religious play".
Ironically the incidental music composed for the play by Franco Leoni (1864-1949) appears to have lasted longer than the play, having been recorded as late a 2013 by the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Bonynge in 2013.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Allardyce Nicoll. 1973. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: 1900-1930: The Beginnings of the Modern Period Cambridge University Press
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