Plays by Tom Taylor: Still Waters Run Deep, The Contested Election, The Overland Route, The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Martin BanhamPlays by Tom Taylor: Still Waters Run Deep, The Contested Election, The Overland Route, The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Martin Banham

Plays by Tom Taylor: Still Waters Run Deep, The Contested Election, The Overland Route, The Ticket…

EditorMartin Banham

Paperback | November 29, 1985

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Tom Taylor was one of the most successful and popular playwrights of the Victorian theatre. His plays are humorous and theatrically powerful, showing a social concern that was advanced for his times - particularly on matters such as the rehabilitation of criminals and corruption in public life. Taylor's work at the bar, in the civil service, and as a journalist and art critic inspired themes which he dramatized in more than seventy plays. Four of the best known are collected in this volume, the only edition of Taylor's works available. They are Still Waters Run Deep (1855), The Contested Election (1859), The Overland Route (1860) and the most popular, revived in modern productions at the National Theatre and the Victoria Theatre in Stoke, The Ticket-of-Leave Man (1863). Martin Banham discusses these and others in his introduction, and lists the original London cast at the beginning of each play. He provides a biographical record of Taylor's life and a list of all the principal plays. There are illustrations and a bibliography.
Taylor, a prolific dramatist, was the editor of Punch from 1874 to 1880. He was educated at Glasgow University, where he distinguished himself as a student; later he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and served for two years as a professor of English at University College, London. When Taylor settled in London, he worked for both ...
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Title:Plays by Tom Taylor: Still Waters Run Deep, The Contested Election, The Overland Route, The Ticket…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 29, 1985Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521284392

ISBN - 13:9780521284394

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Still Waters Run Deep; The Contested Election; The Overland Route; The Ticket-of-Leave Man.