Time And The Conways

Time And The Conways Time And The Conways Follows The Fortunes Of One Family Over A Period Of Years, And Offers A Moving Perspective On The Abstract Nature Of The Past, Present And Future.It Is 1919, The War Is Over And The Conway Family Are Celebrating Their Daughter Kay S 21st Birthday But Her Sudden Premonition Of Their Lives In 1937 Casts A Shadow Over Their Dreams And Expectations. The first play I ve ever likedwhen I read it than when I saw it performed With two intermissions and without the freedom to read quickly over the boring charade game in the first act, it dragged on a bit too much But the idea is intriguing The first act is set in 1919, the second in 1939, and the third back in 1919 all in the same room The play demonstrates how little careless actions in the present can have devastating consequences in the future The third act is quite enjoy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This play was broadcast starring Vanessa Redgrave by the BBC some 40 years ago God, what a wonderful play it is JB Priestly has presented two important truths about human psychology in this tale which are strikingly obvious, but which are singularly absent from nearly all literature One is how words, dismissive comments thoughtlessly uttered or written can cause devastation, can cut and hurt beyond redemptioon, we cannot make them good again but we didn t mean them, at least not mean them to This play was broadcast starring Vanessa Redgrave by the BBC some 40 years ago God, what a wonderful play it is JB Priestly has presented two important truths about human psychology in this tale which a
I like how the didacticism the Christmas Carol message of change your life before it s too late is subdued by the ambiguity of the ending I also enjoyed how the rule of chronological time was broken also breaking away from the somber reality of the second act. I ve read a few plays for college and I think this is the one I enjoyed the most so far I liked how the author played with the concept of time, especially the future, and it kept me thinking, can we really change our future or it s already written Very well written but kind of depressing. The first act drags a little, the second is depressing and the third fractious and frustrating Despite all that, and in many ways because if it, this is a strong play Cleverly put together to give the reader audience a poignant overview of the disintegration of family happiness through the ripples of society, their own hubris, stray comments, or words left unsaid None of the characters are saints, though the younger daughter Carol could have been a catalyst for good, given the chance None of The first act drags a little, the second is depressing and the third fractious and frustrating Despite all that, and in many ways because if it, this is a strong play Cleverly put together to give the reader audience a poignant
From BBC Radio 4 Classic drama of joy and woe cutting back and forth in time as it follows a Yorkshire family s fortunes. The imminent Broadway revival of this along with earlier enjoyable readings of Priestley s An Inspector Calls and Dangerous Corner impelled me to pick this up Although a serviceable and undoubtedly innovative drama for its time, I hate to say it, but now it just seems nothingthan a quaint curio and can t for the life of me fathom why someone feels it Broadway worthy at this point in time I thought perhaps the figure of Mrs Conway originated by Dame Sybil Thorndyke and to be e The imminent Broadway revival of this along with earlier enjoyable readings of Priestley s An Inspector Calls and Dangerous Corner impelled me to pick this up Although a serviceable and undoubtedly innovative drama for its time, I hate to say it, but now it just seems nothingthan a quaint curio and can t for the life of me fathom why someone feels it Broadway worthy at this point in time I thought perhaps the figure of Mrs Conway originat
Next up in our book group s between the wars season is J B Priestley, so we chose a play for a change Act 1 takes place in 1919 in a back sitting room where the Conways are dressing up to perform charades at a 21st birthday party Act 2 revisits the room for a fraught family conference on the same birthday in 1937 Act 3 returns to 1919 as the party winds up Great writing the ten characters came alive even on a solitary read through I look forward to the group read through before we descend Next up in our book group s between the wars season is J B Priestley, so we chose a play for a change Act 1 takes place in 1919 in a back sitting room where the Conways are dressing up to perform charades at a 21st birthday party Act 2 revisits the room for a fraught family conference on the same birthday in 1937 Act 3 returns to 1919 as the party winds up Great writing the ten characters came alive even on a solitary rea
Expecting the tight plotting of Priestly s An Inspector Calls and having recently read and not been enthralled by Tracy Letts family drama August Osage County, I probably didn t give Time and the Conways family drama a fair go of it A good reminder to me of the importance and unfairness of context.

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  • Paperback
  • 86 pages
  • Time And The Conways
  • J.B. Priestley
  • English
  • 20 April 2019
  • 0573014469