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The Three Arrows and the Servants and the Snow

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These two plays concern problems of political power, and in particular the nature of sovereignty. They are also dramas of romantic love.
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published March 31st 1974 by Viking Adult
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Yooperprof
Nov 03, 2014 Yooperprof rated it liked it
Shelves: theatre, japan
Iris Murdoch's gifts were not particularly well-suited for the theatre, but if you are a Murdoch "complete-ist" like I am, you will want to see what she could do when writing original plays for the London stage.

I would give only two stars for "The Servants and the Snow," which reads like a take-off on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night." "The Three Arrows" is better and more interesting, "three stars," in part because it is fascinating to see Murdoch setting her favored "existential" th
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Oct 22, 2007 Nathan rated it liked it
i didn't care much for 'the servants and the snow,' even though there was a very appealing gypsy boy who lives in a cupboard, but i quite liked 'the three arrows.' it was very wise, very zen, and would be gorgeous if you could ever stage it.
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Dame Jean Iris Murdoch

Irish-born British writer, university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist, Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths. As a writer, she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text. Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years, the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease.

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