's play The Snow Palace, based on the life of the Polish woman dramatist Stanislawa Przybyszewska
, began an eight-week tour of Britain at the Wilde Theatre
Aston, Elaine. “Pam Gems: Body Politics and Biography”. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights, edited by Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 157 - 73.
Gems, Pam. The Snow Palace. Oberon Books, 1998.
In this drama PG
returns to the subject matter of her translation and adaptation The Danton Affair, made in 1986 from Przybyszewska
's 1930s play of the same title. In PG
's The Snow...
's next two plays, both about historic periods of violent revolutionary struggle, were not well received. La Pasionara, produced at the Newcastle Playhouse
in 1985, was based on the life of Dolores Ibarruri
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
, or Stasia, falls in love with her own revolutionary protagonist, and wastes away as she strives to write his life, up to and including his understanding of his own defeat. Although she...