Who knew that a play with such a solemn title, Death Comes for the War Poets would reverberate on such varying planes of emotionality and thought? Quite the heady script written by Joseph Pearce, centering around the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), a soldier who fought bravely in WWI, received the Military Cross for bravery, but who also stood up and voiced his dissent with the British government for their handling of the War and the men that gave their lives. The use of Sassoon’s (Nicholas Carriere) own prose adds weight to an already heavy topic, with additional text from other voices of the modern era; T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, as well as Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). By his side in outcry, is Owen (Michael Raver) himself, a friend, fellow poet, and decorated soldier sharing his own take on the devastation of World War I.
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