Love and Lunacy: A Satirical Comedy in Three Acts

TitleLove and Lunacy: A Satirical Comedy in Three Acts
Year for Search1955
AuthorsPhilp, Peter(1920-2006)
Date Published1955
PublisherJ. Garnet Miller
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, Welsh author
Annotation

The three acts take place in Atlantis in the remote past, on an island in the near future, and on Luna and Earth in the remote future. Atlantis is vaguely utopian, but in the play it is primarily the setting for a "peace conference" among the major powers of the time, which ends with Zeus's destruction of Atlantis. The second and third acts are dystopian, with another failed peace conference followed by an authoritarian regime on the moon. The play ends with the death of the dictator.

Info Notes

Play first performed March 16, 1954 at the Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. The first professional performance was by The New Drama Group during the 1954 Edinburgh International Festival.

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Author Note

Welsh author (1920-2006).

Full Text

1955 Philp, Peter (1920-2006). Love and Lunacy: A Satirical Comedy in Three Acts. London: J. Garnet Miller. Play first performed March 16, 1954 at the Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. The first professional performance was by The New Drama Group during the 1954 Edinburgh International Festival. O

The three acts take place in Atlantis in the remote past, on an island in the near future, and on Luna and Earth in the remote future. Atlantis is vaguely utopian, but in the play it is primarily the setting for a “peace conference” among the major powers of the time, which ends with Zeus’s destruction of Atlantis. The second and third acts are dystopian, with another failed peace conference followed by an authoritarian regime on the moon. The play ends with the death of the dictator.