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The Ivory Door

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The Ivory Door is a three-act play set in a fictional castle and the surrounding countryside. The play is an overt criticism of religious dogma, in which Perival and Lillia are presented as heroic figures who learn the truth about myth and legend. Milne encourages the audience to look at their own religions, particularly Christianity, as a set of mythological stories no more to be believed than the stories about the demons living behind the ivory door in Perival's kingdom. Left open to audience is debate is the matter of whether Baram is a hero also, for keeping the peace and maintaining the status quo, or a villain for perpetuating a lie, however well-intentioned it might have been. Also left open to interpretation is the role that mythologies and other factually inaccurate stories play in a society.

Item details

Author(s):
Milne, AA
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1929
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
85
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus

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The Ivory Door is a three-act play set in a fictional castle and the surrounding countryside. The play is an overt criticism of religious dogma, in which Perival and Lillia are presented as heroic figures who learn the truth about myth and legend. Milne encourages the audience to look at their own religions, particularly Christianity, as a set of mythological stories no more to be believed than the stories about the demons living behind the ivory door in Perival's kingdom. Left open to audience is debate is the matter of whether Baram is a hero also, for keeping the peace and maintaining the status quo, or a villain for perpetuating a lie, however well-intentioned it might have been. Also left open to interpretation is the role that mythologies and other factually inaccurate stories play in a society.

Author(s):
Milne, AA
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1929
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
85
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus

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