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A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946)

by Christopher Fry

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A woman from Ancient Greece, dying for love in the tomb of her husband, is interrupted by a soldier, who finds her devotion so over-whelming he wants to save her. Philosophically, this covers much of the same territory of Fry's masterpiece, The Lady's Not for Burning. The poetry is as beautiful, but it doesn't have the zinger one-liners of Not for Burning. I read them back-to-back, so I wasn't very moved by Phoenix. However, if you're interested in the rewriting of Greek drama in the 1950s or you like Christopher Fry, this play is worth reading. ( )
  aulsmith | Dec 9, 2010 |
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