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R. C. Sherriff

(1896—1975) playwright and scriptwriter


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(1896–1975),

playwright. His best‐known play was Journey's End (1928, pub. 1929), based on his experiences in the trenches as a captain during the First World War. Realistic and low‐key, it portrays the relationships under stress of Captain Stanhope, new lieutenant Raleigh, the reliable second‐in‐command Osborne, the cowardly Hibbert, etc., and ends in mid‐battle after the deaths of Osborne and Raleigh. Other plays include Badger's Green (1930); St Helena (1934); Home at Seven (1950); and The White Carnation (1953).

Subjects: Literature — Theatre.


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