Three Plays

    The Opening

    Herein gathered together are three extraordinary plays written by Ian Dallas, an alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a published author of various seminal texts on political theory and power studies, philosophical studies and novels.
    Dr. Dallas’s first play ‘A Masque of Summer’, which appears in his ‘Collected Works’, was presented at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow by stage director Peter Potter. The critical if not public acclaim of this first play led to the second, ‘The Face of Love’, in 1955. The play was presented at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre arranged by James Bridie’s widow, the wise Rona Mayor, and the beautiful Majorie Linklater, and was a tremendous success. Dr. Dallas’s play premiered a year later in London at the Vanburgh Theatre, directed by John Fernald starring Albert Finney as Troilus, and later adapted to television by Alvin Rakoff featuring Mary Morris and Peter Cushing.
    BBC television presented Dr. Dallas’s fourth play ‘Statue of David’, with Jill Bennett as Barbara, Paul Rogers as David and Bonar Colleano as Guy.
    The third play printed here, ‘Oedipus and Dionysus’, has not as yet been performed, although a Catalan translation is being used as an opera libretto and is dedicated to Ernst Jünger.

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