Synopsis

The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest

The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest $16.99

Ronald Harwood

Published by AmberLane Press

3 Female

Father Jerzy Popieluszko was more than a priest. He was an outspoken pacifist, opponent of social repression and supporter of the outlawed Solidarity movement

Ronald Harwood's play is a dramatisation of the trial of four Polish Security Service officers responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the Warsaw priest on the night of 19th October 1984

"From the particular tragedy of Popieluszko's vicious murder, it opens up a whole can of much more universal, moral and political worms... The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest is a theatrical success - a harrowing, stimulating and worthwhile one" ~ Nick St George, BBC Radio London

"Skilfully based by Ronald Harwood on the transcripts of the trial ... [it] tells a story both terrible and puzzling ..." ~ Francis King, Sunday Telegraph

"...[an] unpretentiously elegant account of the trial..." ~ Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman

"The play is dropped into our pool of knowledge of Poland ... a cold, dispassionate piece of deeply passionate theatre" ~ Helen Rose, Time Out

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