'SAVING ANGEL', by; author/Playwright Charlotte Fielden
A most unusual play in two acts primarily consisting of three famous people; Mme Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society, William Butler Yeats, the great Irish poet and occultist, and Denis Saurat, French critic, essayist, poet and metaphysician. They gather in an effort to demonstrate that Angel Shiner, a young woman from Leeds, England, who is not insane but 'divinely inspired'. These three great voices from the past combine to create a sparkling comedy with a sterner moral purpose.The action takes place in 1891 on Friday, the 8th of May, in Madame Blavatsky’s home in Norwood, a suburb of London, and later, on the same day, in the padded cell of a private clinic for the mentally disturbed. It is the last day of her life and she chooses to spend it saving Angel. The young Dr Edwin Samuels feels that while he was treating Angel for her aberrations, and unethically falling in love with her, he had slipped through a rabbit hole into the Mad Hatter’s tea party and that perhaps, after all, they were in Wonderland!
During the fascinating examination of Angel’s mental state Mme Blavatsky reminds everyone: ‘This is no tea party and we are not in Wonderland.’
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CHARLOTTE FIELDEN born in Toronto, has lived in Paris, Montreal, and North Carolina. She has written for stage, television, radio, and film, and her short stories and prize-winning poetry have been included in various anthologies and literary reviews. A Thin Place (2006) is her first collection of short stories. Her prize-winning play One Crowded Hour has been produced in both English and French, and her recently published play Saving Angel (2007) is being considered for production. Her novels include Palatine Hill, (2004), a historical novel; Crying As She Ran (1970), the first book of the Weil Trilogy; Messages Like Memories (2005), the sequel, and An Age Without A Name (2007), which concludes the trilogy. Fragrance of Thyme, FIELDEN`s first poetry collection had a 2008 spring release.
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