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Graham Greene

A Study of Four Dramas


Gerald C. Walling

Graham Greene: A Study of Four Dramas is an historical and analytical study of Greene's four dramas, his only plays produced and reviewed in both England and the United States. Along with a brief overview of his background and character, highlighting some of the formative influences of his childhood, adolescence, and young manhood, the study focuses upon the central action and unifying theme of each drama: the protagonist's quest for an intensely desired spiritual good. This analysis demonstrates that Greene uses these quests to make significant statements about life and about his own personal concerns.
Contents: Graham Greene's background, character and formative influences. His religious sense of drama. Critical analyses of The Living Room, The Potting Shed, The Complaisant Lover, and Carving a Statue.