Synopsis

The Machine Wreckers

The Machine Wreckers $14.99

Ernst Toller adapt Ashley Dukes

Published by Nick Hern Books

Set largely in Nottingham in the early years of the 19th century, this depicts the suffering amongst the local weavers, caused by the introduction of mechanised looms - the 'machines' of the title. The resultant Luddite riots were defended in the House by Lord Byron in his maiden speech there

Ernst Toller was an active revolutionary who was also an accomplished poet and playwright. Indeed he became a writer during a five-year prison sentence for his part in the 1919 November Revolution in Bavaria. He was jailed at the age of 25: by the time of his release in 1924 he had written four major plays, now acknowledged masterpieces of German Expressionism, all of which had been performed by the leading avant-garde theatres of the day

"The play still shocks and grips" ~ Guardian

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