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A space outside the works. The action takes place on February 7th between the hours of noon and six in the afternoon, close to the Trenartha Tin Plate Works, on the borders of England and Wales, where a strike has been in progress throughout the winter. ACT I It is noon. On one side of the fireplace are double-doors leading to the drawing-room, on the other side a door leading to the hall.

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He wrote it in a few months in , and sent the manuscript to friends for comment, including Edward Garnett and Joseph Conrad. It was well received, and the play was transferred to the Haymarket Theatre , then to the Adelphi Theatre , for evening performances.

It attracted much attention. A reviewer in The Times wrote: "When an artist of Mr. It was one of the first plays produced at this theatre, which had opened on 6 November. For several months there has been a strike at the factory. Act I[ edit ] The directors, concerned about the damage to the company, hold a board meeting at the home of the manager of the works.

It is a confrontation between the elderly company chairman John Anthony and Roberts, and neither gives way. After the meeting, Enid Underwood, daughter of John Anthony and wife of the manager, talks to her father: she is aware of the suffering of the families.

She is also worried about the strain of the affair on her father. Henry Tench, company secretary, tells Anthony he may be outvoted by the Board. Act II, Scene II[ edit ] In an open space near the factory, a platform has been improvised and Harness, in a speech to the strikers, says they have been ill-advised and they should cut their demands, instead of starving; they should support the Union, who will support them.

There are short speeches from two men, who have contrasting opinions. Roberts goes to the platform and, in a long speech, says that the fight is against Capital, "a white-faced, stony-hearted monster".

She is less sympathetic now towards the men, and, concerned about their father, says Edgar should support him. They receive the news that Mrs Roberts has died. Edgar says he would rather resign than go on starving women; the other directors react badly to an opinion put so frankly. This half-and-half business Yield one demand, and they will make it six All the directors are in favour; Anthony alone is not in favour, and he resigns.

Roberts repeats his resistance, but on being told the outcome, realizes that he and Anthony have both been thrown over. The agreement is what had been proposed before the strike began. Television[ edit ] In Britain, the play has been adapted for television:.

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His father was a solicitor. With a view to specializing in marine law, he took a voyage around the world, during which he encountered Joseph Conrad , then mate of a merchant ship. They became lifelong friends. Galsworthy found law uncongenial and took to writing. For his first works, From the Four Winds , a collection of short stories, and the novel Jocelyn , both published at his own expense, he used the pseudonym John Sinjohn. The Island Pharisees was the first book to appear under his own name. The saga chronicles the lives of three generations of a large, upper middle-class family at the turn of the century.

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He wrote it in a few months in , and sent the manuscript to friends for comment, including Edward Garnett and Joseph Conrad. It was well received, and the play was transferred to the Haymarket Theatre , then to the Adelphi Theatre , for evening performances. It attracted much attention. A reviewer in The Times wrote: "When an artist of Mr. It was one of the first plays produced at this theatre, which had opened on 6 November. For several months there has been a strike at the factory. Act I[ edit ] The directors, concerned about the damage to the company, hold a board meeting at the home of the manager of the works.

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