The Fish Themselves

 

A trilogy following the life of Piers Warren, a philosopher and mathematician closely modelled on Bertrand Russell. The first play is set at the turn of the twentieth century, the second during the General Strike of 1926, and the third in the 1950s.

 

They are not quite successful, although they contain, I think, some effective moments. Time will tell if there is enough in them to make them worth revisiting and revising.

 

The opening of Part 1

 

from Part II. Cornwall, some time shortly before the General Strike.

 

from Part III. The 50s. Piers' grand daughter comes to stay and meets Piers' new young wife Elizabeth for the first time.

 

 

   © 2014 Jim Driscoll

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