Kōrero: Plays and playwrights

The wind and the rain, 1943

The wind and the rain, 1943

Merton Hodge, a doctor from Poverty Bay, wrote plays throughout his working life. The most successful was The wind and the rain, performed over 1,000 times in London's West End, for six months on New York's Broadway, and in other countries. The play deals with a group of medical students at Edinburgh University, where Hodge studied after graduating from Otago Medical School. This poster is for a 1943 season at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, UK, in which Hodge himself appears. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-DRAMA-Hodge-1943-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - First New Zealand plays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/43945/the-wind-and-the-rain-1943 (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Murray Edmond, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014