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The Masters

Ronald Millar, C P Snow

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 18m

Two candidates vie for election to be the new master at a prestigious Cambridge college.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 18m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The Masters is a dramatisation of the fifth novel in C P Snow's series 'Strangers and Brothers'. It involves the election of a new master at narrator Lewis Eliot's unnamed Cambridge College, which resembles Christ's College, where Snow was a fellow. The play is set in 1937, with the growing threat from Nazi Germany as the backdrop. The two candidates are Crawford, who is politically radical and prepared to make sure the college makes a stand against appeasing Hitler, but whom Eliot believes will not be good at dealing with people; and Jago, whom Eliot believes would make a good master, but whose wife is seen by some as a liability. Much of the interest of the novel lies in its analysis of the motives and political manoeuvres of the people campaigning for their chosen candidates
History
Savoy Theatre, London 29th May 1963

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Various rooms at a Cambridge College, UK

    1937

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Casting

3f, 18m
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

Alice Jago

Arthur Brown MA Tutor

Bidwell, College Servant

Charles Chrystal, MA, Dean

Eustace Pilbrow, MA, Litt D

Francis Getliffe, MA, Sc D

G H Winslow, MA Burser

Joan Royce

Lewis Elliot, MA

M H L Gay, MA, FBA, Litt D, Senior Fellow

Muriel Royce

Newby, Head porter

Paul Jago, MA Litt D, Senior Tutor

R E A Nightingale, MA, SC D

Roy Calvert, MA

Sir Horace Timberlake

Straker, College Servant

The Reverend Albert Despard-Smith, MA,B Mus, Deputy

Thomas Crawford, CBE, MA, Sc D, FRS

Vernon Royce, MA, FBA, Master

Walter Luke, MA PhD


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Authors

Author

Ronald Millar

Author

C P Snow

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