Mr Bolfry: a play in four scenes

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Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
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Austin Miller read Cully, the typical product of Public School and University, unable 
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Bruce Dilks read Cohen – sturdy, Hebraic and disconsolate. He appeared 
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Alice Joselin read Jean, the bright young thing from London who rebelled against 
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Muriel Stevens read Morag with all the freshness &amp; innocence of seventeen. &lt;br/&gt;
Frank Pollard as Mr. McCrimmon gave a most convincing portrait of a Scottish 
Presbyterian Minister – handsome and serious, very strict[?] and narrow minded. 
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Faith Miller read Mrs. McCrimmon with a charming Scottish accent, kind Motherly 
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Howard Smith read Mr Bolfrey, the Devils advocate and his verbal duel with F. E. 
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Mr Bolfry: a play in four scenes

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Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
England
Related people
Stevens, Muriel
Related place
England
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&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Howard R. Smith in the chair &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
1. The minutes of the last meeting were read &amp; signed. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[…] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
7. The play chosen to be read was “Mr. Bolfrey” by James Bridie. With all respect 
to Howard Smith who played a devil raised from Hell, it must be admitted that it 
was excellently cast. Cyril Langford introduced the characters &amp; read the stage 
directions. &lt;br/&gt;
Austin Miller read Cully, the typical product of Public School and University, unable 
to listen patiently &amp; with no manners &lt;br/&gt;
Bruce Dilks read Cohen – sturdy, Hebraic and disconsolate. He appeared 
conversant with barrack-room language, and provided the comic relief. &lt;br/&gt;
Alice Joselin read Jean, the bright young thing from London who rebelled against 
the of her Uncle’s life and outlook. &lt;br/&gt;
Muriel Stevens read Morag with all the freshness &amp; innocence of seventeen. &lt;br/&gt;
Frank Pollard as Mr. McCrimmon gave a most convincing portrait of a Scottish 
Presbyterian Minister – handsome and serious, very strict[?] and narrow minded. 
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Faith Miller read Mrs. McCrimmon with a charming Scottish accent, kind Motherly 
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Howard Smith read Mr Bolfrey, the Devils advocate and his verbal duel with F. E. 
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left with the feeling that although Devils may talk and umbrellas may walk its 
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washing-day. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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