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Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance - STUDENT EDITION with Notes

John Arden Price: $16.95

Set between 1860 and 1880, four deserters bring the body of a dead soldier back to his home town, a mining community in the grip of a coal strike and cut off by snow

Their leader, Serjeant Musgrave, plans to hold the town at gunpoint and confront its people with the realities of warfare

Arden's play questions the military principle of "Obey or suffer" and the cruelty and futility of war

Serjeant Musgrave's Dance was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959 and is one of the greatest plays of the 20C

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