Item 1 - ‘Pretenders: a desultory conversation’; a play in one act

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‘Pretenders: a desultory conversation’; a play in one act


  • [c. 1900] (Creation)

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(This play is described in a later annotation as ‘A very old attempt at a 1-act play in the style of about 1900!’ and has therefore been assigned to the period about that year, though its true date is probably a little later. Note the use of the words ‘motor’ for ‘motor-car’ and ‘Chesterfield’ for a sofa, of which the OED’s earliest examples are from 1899 and 1900 respectively.)

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