The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts

Creator

Date

1947

Identifier

Brasch PR6025 A316 D3

Publisher

London: Faber and Faber

Abstract

For two decades, Louis MacNeice worked for the BBC, writing and producing radio programmes. In ‘The Dark Tower: A Radio Parable Play’ (1946), he re-writes the Childe Roland romance for a post-WWII audience. The mother has already sacrificed her elder sons on this dangerous quest, and now, with talk of duty and sacrifice, she sends her youngest son, Roland, to face the evil of the Dark Tower. MacNeice’s ‘Dark Tower’ first aired on 26 January 1946, with music by Benjamin Britten.

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Citation

Louis MacNeice, “The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8424.