(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 7/21.)
Caryl Churchill's remarkable 1976 play is too little known. Seizing on the millennial movements that erupted during the English civil war in the 1640s, it depicts the eternal battle between revolutionary idealism and political pragmatism. As Polly Findlay's revival reminds us, in its shift to modern dress, the play also deals with issues that still burn brightly today.
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