The Machine-Wreckers

Set largely in Nottingham in the early years of the 19th century, it depicts the suffering amongst the local weavers, caused by the introduction of mechanised looms - the 'machines' of the title. The resultant Luddite riots were defended in the House by Lord Byron in his maiden speech there. -Goodreads


". . . wonderful play about Byron which alternates between the misguided present-day attempts by a group of dogmatic literary critics to interpret and reconstruct key events in the Byron circle, and the actual events. Hilarious."--D. Riess. "Yes, hilarious and heart-stopping. Went to a recent performance of it in Los Angeles, and was transfixed for three hours. Worth any amount of effort to see."--A. Stein. " . . . wonderful intellectual theater. . . . its mathematical and scientific dimensions are . . .

The Coast of Illyria

Dorothy Parker is a figure of legendary literary reputation, a fabled member of the Algonquin Round Table, and a highly visible literary personality of the twenties and thirties. Brendan Gill called her "a writer whose robust and acid lucidities were much feared and admired."

Childe Byron: a play in two acts

"Childe Byron is a play by Romulus Linney about the strained relationship between the poet, Lord Byron, and his daughter, Ada Lovelace. Of Linney's more than sixty plays, Childe Byron is one he identified as holding a "deeply personal" connection. In his own words, he approached it through 'the pain of a divorced father who can't reach his own daughter.' In his narrative poem, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Byron wrote of the female infant he left behind when he went into exile: 'I see thee not. I hear thee not.

Crede Byron

"The play covers a fairly extensive period from 1804 to 1824. It begins with a prologue, in which Byron courts Mary Chaworth, and ends with an epilogue in Missolonghi, Greece, with Byron's death. ... Thus, the play deals mostly with Byron's relationship with Caroline Lamb and Annabella." -G. Todd Davis

Second Spring

"A play about Newman and Manning which is a delightful biography of Newman following fact rather than fancy yet as human, dramatic and enchanting as a play could be. Shows the many sides of Newman's character, his love of music, shyness, brilliant intellect, literary ability, spiritual sensitivity. In short, Mr. Lavery has conscientiously yet cleverly portrayed the sheer genius of the man. Manning is drawn with equal dexterity as are the lesser characters.


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