As we all know, 2018 sees the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Perhaps less well known is that J.M.Barrie wrote several short plays during the war years. Four of these were published as Echoes of the War in 1918 (before the War actually ended) Along with Der Tag (1914) these works offer some interesting insights and perspectives regarding attitudes and lived reality during the period 1914-1918.
A century on, in 2018 the J.M.Barrie literary society will be commemorating Echoes of the War by supporting community projects throughout the country.
Are you interested in holding a community project around Echoes of the War?
This might be rehearsed readings or performances, a read-athon, or other activity related round the following short plays: Der Tag (1914), The New Word (1915), The Old Lady Shows her Medals (1917), Barbara’s Wedding (1918) and A Well –Remembered Voice (1918).
The J.M Barrie Literary Society is developing a Resource Pack which will be available from April 2018 and will launch officially in May. This can help you present your own activity/event. We may also be able to offer direct support for events in Scotland if you can cover our expenses.
To express interest or for further information please email us firstname.lastname@example.org