Project Gutenberg’s Strife (First Series Plays), by John Galsworthy This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Strife, by John Galsworthy (). The conflict in this drama is between capital and labor. A strike has been in progress at the Trengartha Tin Plate Works for. Strife: English literature: The Edwardians: use of the theatre in Strife () to explore the conflict between capital and labour, and in Justice () he lent his .

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It so does does the trick, not only is it short and concise but also moves at a pace of its own. About this author John Galsworthy srtife an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.

There are short speeches from two men, who have contrasting opinions. Such is the moral that exhales from plays like King LearHamletand Macbeth. Lysergius rated it it was ok Dec 06, A fascinating glimpse of Canadian history, Strife: Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 29, Jennifer rated it liked it. John Galsworthy alias John Sinjohn was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.

Strife review – strikingly modern Galsworthy

The sparks of their clash flame the action. The dramatist’s “sympathy with In their finely wrought characters, William Gaunt the chairman and Ian Hughes the strike leader temper mythic grandeur with convincing psychological and emotional intricacy.


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It is by means of unexpected turns and the revelation of motives hitherto unknown to the audience, that a dramatist paints character: Every grouping of life and character galswofthy its inherent moral; and the business of the dramatist is so to poise the group as to bring that moral poignantly to the light of day.

Or did he wish merely to exhibit a certain “grouping of life and characters”? Two men are simultaneously its hero and antihero: A reviewer in The Times wrote: Union battle and the entrenched personalities on both sides. Roberts goes to the platform and, in a long speech, says that the fight is against Capital, “a white-faced, stony-hearted monster”. Now a play is written to be performed, and the printed text, like a musical score, is simply the basis for a performance.

When, therefore, a character acts “contrary, as it were, to expectation,” it is because we, the audience, do not know their true character. Extends its ideological meaning over some part of human pride and power. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Henry Tench, company secretary, tells Anthony he may be outvoted by the Board. Dara Galsworfhy rated it liked it Sep 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For several months there has been a strike at the factory.

Enid presents another aspect of the question; she, the daughter of Anthony, the head of the capitalists, may be termed the “human element. Return to Book Page.

Strife by John Galsworthy

After being refused by several theatre managers, a successful production in Manchester led to its production in London by Charles Frohman at the Duke of York’s Theatreopening on 9 March for the first of six matinee performances. In an open space near the factory, a platform has been improvised and Harness, in a speech to the strikers, says they have been ill-advised and they should cut their demands, instead of strice they should support the Union, who will support them.


The directors’ meeting, already bad-tempered, is affected by the news. Retrieved from ” https: The lighting changes from red to white; the slab is now a table.

They receive the news that Mrs Roberts has died. You thought so too, Underwood. She is less sympathetic now towards the men, and, concerned about their father, says Edgar should support him. Zachary rated it it was ok May 19, Strife is an eminently fair and just arrangement of acts, facts, motives, and opinions, focusing up to “a spire of meaning,” bearing upon the struggle between capital and labor.

Not a bad play, just not on a topic I’ve ever found particularly interesting. Roberts repeats his resistance, but on being told the outcome, realizes that he and Anthony have both been thrown over. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.