Conrad’s Drama: Contemporary Reviews and Observations collects both book reviews and performance reviews of Conrad’s three plays:
The Secret Agent,
One Day More, and
Laughing Anne. These reviews and observations show how Conrad’s plays were received by his contemporaries. More than this, however,
Conrad’s Drama reveals the larger conversations surrounding his plays: the state of British drama in the early 20th century, the role the drama critic has in a play’s reception, and the difficulty most fiction writers experience in trying to write for the stage. No other reference work exists for those studying Conrad’s plays, and this volume should prove to be an indispensable reference work for those working on this topic.
John G. Peters, a University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, has published widely on Conrad, including
Conrad and Impressionism (2001),
The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad (2007), and
Joseph Conrad’s Critical Reception (2013).
All interested in the plays of Joseph Conrad, the life and works of Joseph Conrad in general, and those interested in British drama of the early 20th century.