Magic: A Fantastic Comedy

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

George Bernard Shaw goaded the already successful essayist and novelist Chesterton into trying his hand at a play, with this 1913 result. The play examines the powers and mysteries of faith, belief, religion, and of course, magic - a mixture that should be familiar from many of his Father Brown stories. The play's success convinced him to write a couple of other later plays. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
The Duke: Anthony
Doctor Grimthorpe: Ryyla Alder
The Rev. Cyril Smith: TriciaG
Morris Carleon : Brett W. Downey
Hastings, the Duke's Secretary : ToddHW
The Stranger / Conjurer : Kristin Gjerløw
Patricia Carleon : Beth Thomas
Stage Directions : Haili

Edited By:  ToddHW
Coordinated By:  ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:27:05
Play 02 Act 2 00:33:32
Play 03 Act 3 00:24:13