W. Somerset Maugham

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the writer of the vintage novels Of Human Bondage and Up on the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a girl of breathtaking poise and ability whose appears to be like have stood by means of her forty-six years. She is among the maximum actresses England–so sturdy, actually, that maybe she by no means stops acting.

It turns out that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until eventually a quiet stranger who demanding situations Julia's very feel of self. consequently, she's going to undergo rejection for the 1st time, her capability as a mom can be affronted, and her skill to place on no matter what face she wanted for her public will turn out constrained. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that happen whilst performing and truth mix jointly, and–for Julia–ultimately opposite.

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