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The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Go... by James Elroy Flecker
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Jan 10, 10


This is actually my favourite play. Flecker had a masterful touch and there is a rhetorical symmetry to the way that events unfold. The scene with the ghosts by the fountain is astonishingly well done. There's a rumour that Laurence Olivier wanted to make a movie of this but could never find a backer. I'm not at all surprised if he did. It's a beautiful piece of poetry that deserves to be brought to life.
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