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Conduct Unbecoming

Barry England

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  4f, 14m

"A rattling good play and a wonderful whodunit!" - The New York Times

In late 19th century India, two new lieutenants join the British regiment to open a play that exposes the spuriousness and brutality beneath the romantic veneer of spit and polish. A widow at the post accuses one of the lieutenants of attempting to a…

Conduct Unbecoming

by  Barry England

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In late 19th century India, two new lieutenants join the British regiment to open a play that exposes the spuriousness and brutality beneath the romantic veneer of spit and polish. A widow at the post accuses one of the lieutenants of attempting to assault her. A kangaroo court is convened. The case is cut and dried until the defense counsel notes discrepancies in the accounts of what happened and turns the investigation upon one of the older, more honored officers.

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Barry England

Barry England was raised in a Roman Catholic household and studied at Downside School. He joined the British Army and served in the Far Eastern theatre, where he did his share of arduous marches 'over two or three mountains in a day'. His stint in the army would serve England well later in his literary ...

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