By LAURENCE HOUSMAN and a little music
1. LEADING STRINGS
Queen Victoria ; Prince Albert
Scene One of the private apartments at Windsor Castle, 1841, at 10 o'clock in the morning.
2. HIS FAVOURITE FLOWER
(A political myth explained)
Scene: In the bedroom of the statesman; about 1880.
3. A GREAT RELIEF
Sir Henry Ponsonby
Scene: Queen Victoria's private apartment at Buckingham Palace, March 3, 1894.
Plays produced by CYRIL WOOD
In these days of political perplexity and international uncertainty, it is perhaps refreshing and, maybe, illuminating to look upon the great political figures of the past.
'The Victorian Era,' says Mr. Housman, 'has ceased to be a thing of yesterday it has become history..... Why should I trouble to resuscitate these Victorian remains? My answer is because I myself am Victorian, and because the Victorianism to which I belong is because the so rapidly into history, henceforth to present to the world a colder aspect than that which endears it to my own mind .... Under this rose shaded lamp of history, domestically designed, I would have these old characters look young again, or not at least as though they belonged to another age.'
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