The Corn Is Green by Emlyn Williams

Are you thinking about spring?  Our yard was full of robins this morning.
I know they don’t all go south for the winter, but seems like they were gathering
in a large flock today—-perhaps there’s to be an announcement soon . . .

And the crocuses have popped.  I looked yesterday and they were up, and holding their
little buds tightly closed.  But today’s warm sunshine made them show all their glory.

Last night I read an old play.  It’s in a book that has a collection of older classic readings.  If I ever read it before, I had forgotten it.

The Corn Is Green takes place in Wales early in the 20th century—and is about one woman’s dream to educate the children who worked in the mines.   There are some humorous characters, only three short acts, and turned out to be a pleasant night’s reading.

The play was written in 1941, yet doesn’t really seem dated.  Ethel Barrymore played the
part of Miss Moffat in the original Broadway production.  Since then there have been two
movies—one with Elizabeth Taylor, and one with Bette Davis.  But  skip them for now—–and try to find a copy of the play to read.  The part with the line “the corn is green” is worth a million bucks.

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