Charles Williams was commissioned to produce this play to mark the 25th anniversary of The Diocese of Chelmsford in 1939. Eight episodes, a prologue and epilogue, make this a formidable work.
Author: Charles Williams
Charles Williams was commissioned to produce this play to mark the 25th anniversary of The Diocese of Chelmsford in 1939. Eight episodes, a prologue and epilogue, make this a formidable work. It was intended to be a large-scale pageant play and explores both historical and spiritual themes. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. Williams acknowledged the spiritual undercurrents present in life and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.
Williams : a critical essay . Grand Rapids Mich 1966 . Spanos , W . V . Williams '
Judgement at Chelmsford : a study in the aesthetic of sacramental time . Christian
Scholar 45 1962 . - Williams ' Seed of Adam : the existential flight from death .
Author: George Watson
Publisher: CUP Archive
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
It would be interesting to know exactly what Lord Beaconsfield's investigations
amounted to and how his decision was arrived at, because the accuracy of Lord
Chelmsford's contention is proved by documentary evidence. Would it not have ...
Author: Gerald French
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 was perhaps subjected to much controversy as a result of the epic Zulu victory at the battle of Isandlwana. Lord Chelmsford, the General Officer commanding the invasion force during the war, sustained severe criticism from both journalists and parliament following his actions and conduct at Isandlwana. In 1939 and on the sixtieth anniversary of the battle, Major, the Hon Gerald French, wrote a controversial but riveting book titled'Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War,' is based on defending both Lord Chelmsford's actions and reputation. The foreword to the book was written by General Sir Bindon Blood who served under Chelmsford in India and a devoted admirer.French however, had fallen into the error of selective inaccurate source material and false reports that were, at the time, specifically designed to shield Lord Chelmsford from the Isandlwana debacle and conveniently lay such blame on the shoulders of Colonel Anthony Durnford, Royal Engineers, who was present at Isandlwana. For example, in looking for such evidence, French deliberately altered a map that showed the true disposition of the imperial defence line at the battle in order for readers to reach the conclusion that the primary course of the defeat was the retreat of the Natal Native Contingent , that opened a gap in the defence , thus allowing an unopposed Zulu advance.The book is nevertheless a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the Anglo Zulu war from the initial invasion to the final battle of Ulundi some months later, and has been used extensively as bibliography by authors when addressing the subject of the Anglo-Zulu war. This book is highly recommended for those with a historical interest of the events of 1879 and the demise of the Zulu nation.
Collected Plays Charles Williams Introduction by John Heath-Stubbs 416 pp. / 5 x 8 / Trade Paper / $29.95 Regent ISBN 1-57383-366-5 Reprint of Oxford University Press edition, 1963 Royalties: £150.00 prepaid to Higham Need cover This ...
Author: Charles Williams
Publisher: Regent College Pub
Collected Plays Charles Williams Introduction by John Heath-Stubbs 416 pp. / 5 x 8 / Trade Paper / $29.95 Regent ISBN 1-57383-366-5 Reprint of Oxford University Press edition, 1963 Royalties: 150.00 prepaid to Higham Need cover This volume contains the complete dramatic works of Charles Williams. Williams' plays can be enjoyed at more than one level. Though what they have in common is the author's gift for poetic expression, they also demonstrate his range. Complex theology, knockabout farce, and historical tragedy are all represented here. The plays are simple enough for amateur performances but subtle enough to give scope for many interpretations. Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury Judgement at Chelmsford * Seed of Adam The Death of Good Fortune The House by the Stable Grab and Grace or It's the Second Step The House of the Octopus Terror of Light The Three Temptations Charles Williams-novelist, poet, critic, dramatist and biographer-died in his native England in May, 1945. He had a lively and devoted following there and achieved a considerable reputation as a lecturer on the faculty of Oxford University. T. S. Eliot, Dorothy Sayers and C. S. Lewis were among his distinguished friends and literary sponsors. He was also a member of the Inklings, a group of Christian writers that included J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.