Through a Cloud
Published by Nick Hern Books
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A provocative new play about Cromwell and Milton. England 1656 and the sense of freedom following the execution of Charles I is threatening to plunge the country into anarchy
Against this background the blind poet John Milton and the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth Oliver Cromwell, meet for a picnic
An unwelcome interruption leads to a heated debate which calls into question the failed hopes of those in power and the idealism of those who observe
Though firmly set in its period, Through a Cloud reaches forward to the present day ...
After a bloody insurrection, how can a country regain its equilibrium ?
And can good government be enforced from above on a divided nation ?
"Shepherd's play orchestrates a fascinating clash between two types of revolutionary: the idealistic visionary and the principled pragmatist" ~ Independent