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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Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Jul 28, Throughout the first scene of the second act the characters of the people are laid bare with admirable clear-sightedness and detachment of vision.

If the poor are in a bad condition, it is somewhat the fault of their pride and dogged tenacity. The playwright’s father was a director of this coal company in Nanaimo, B. The British company bought the mine from the Hudson’s Bay Company. Or did he wish merely to exhibit a certain “grouping of life and characters”?

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Show 25 25 50 All. Momdooh Gxlsworthy rated it liked it Nov 21, It was well received, and the play was transferred to the Haymarket Theatrethen to the Adelphi Theatrefor evening performances. Zachary rated it it was ok May 19, Further on in the same essay the author remarks: It was his third play, and the most successful of the three.


A fascinating glimpse of Canadian history, Strife: This third method requires a certain detachment; it requires a sympathy with, a love of, and a curiosity as to, things for their own sake; it requires a far view, together with patient industry, for no immediately practical result. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Union battle and the entrenched personalities on both sides. The sparks of their clash flame the action. If he feels that some human element is necessary, for the sake of truth and dramatic contrast, he allows the gentle and very human Enid even the name is indicative of her character to do the sentimentalizing. I appreciated receiving a first edition of this book Charl A fascinating glimpse of Canadian history, Strife: David Roberts, leader of the Men’s Committee, tells them he wants the strike to continue until their demands are met, although the men are starving.

Mike Brecon rated it really liked it Sep 06, Loading comments… Trouble loading? Lysergius rated it it was ok Dec 06, In addition to strie prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist. Stereotypes were many but so one dimensional as to be unpalatable.

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Mariana rated it really liked it Oct 27, You thought so too, Underwood. At the white-heat core of his play are the eternal human conflicts between idealism and pragmatism, justice and mercy, the needs and rights of individuals and communities.


When, therefore, a character acts “contrary, as it were, to expectation,” it is because we, the audience, do not know their true character.

To ask other readers questions about Strifeplease sign up. Jude Brigley rated it it was ok Feb 20, That “certain detachment” is to be seen throughout Strife.

Strife: A Drama in Three Acts by John Galsworthy

Dara Salley rated it liked it Sep 12, Lists with This Book. Also accountable in the affected equation are the shareholders who buy stakes at the said companies. Galsworthy was the president of PEN, an organization that sou John Galsworthy alias John Sinjohn was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras. Tamer Lokman rated it liked it Aug 16, In their finely wrought characters, William Gaunt the chairman and Ian Hughes the strike leader temper mythic grandeur with convincing psychological and emotional intricacy.