Published by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh, 1923.
Green Boards Black Titles.
Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket.
This is a second reprint of the book which was originally published in 1899. Introduction by the translator, Alfred Sutro. Foxing on page edges and the odd spot on the pages themselves.
These dramas are by Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. They were all written for marionettes.
The theme of 'Alladine et Palomides' (1894) is the fatal power of love which Maeterlinck describes with fantastic imagination - that love which, fettered by other bonds or by external circumstances, neither could nor should attain a happy ending, but which is crushed by a fatality against which human strength breaks.
'Interior' (1895) is a play in rhymed dialogue. The main theme of this play is death.
'The Death of Tintagiles' was his last play for marionettes. The Queen, who possesses complete control over her servants and people, has killed most of Tintagiles' family. Ygraine and Bellangère, his sisters, try to protect him, but he is captured by the Queen's servants and brought to her castle. Ygraine pursues them to the castle door. Tintagiles cries for help from behind the door, but Ygraine is unable to open it and he is murdered by the Queen.