R(obert) C(edric) Sherriff Biography

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R. C. Sherriff is chiefly remembered as the author of a single play, Journey's End, which was first produced at the Apollo Theatre in London in 1928. It was not his first play, but it was the one in which he decided to write about what had most affected him in his life to that point: his experiences of the appalling conditions in the trenches of World War I. Although he found difficulties at first in sparking the interest of any theatrical managements, his play eventually became established as one of the classic texts of twentieth-century British theater. Sheriff never knew such success again but, the significance of Journey's End aside, what is perhaps most fascinating about his theatrical career is that a man who was born in the Victorian era, should have had his last play produced as late as 1960, in the immediate aftermath of the new wave...

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