The Great War

Another in the series, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, this episode covers the years 1914 to 1918 and Canada’s role in the Great War.

It amazes me that a cast in large wigs and oversized costumes, caricatures if you will, can still manage to instil a character with real emotion. But they certainly do. So the plays are funny, sad and informative. This is history as it is not usually seen, both because of the theatrical format, but also because it presents the story and the characters with all their faults and follies.

The cast as usual was superb. It is impossible to single out anyone for special mention, as each played so many parts. But I will continue to watch for performances of new episodes.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Great War

  1. keithhpotter says:

    It is so hard not to get mad at the senior officers and politicians that sent so many of that generation to their deaths.Even if you can tolerate a war over a family quarrel, the stupidity of some of the decisions was immense. On top of that, the colonial troops were just treated as cannon fodder – even worse than the British troops.

    The things covered were quite complex and that slowed this segment of The History of the Village of Small Huts down somewhat, particularly in the second half, but it is still amazingly well done.

    I think this series should be filmed and made available to high school history classes across the country.

    I look forward to next year’s four segments.

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