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Time is an entity writers thinkers and scientists have struggled with ever since well the beginning of time Sorry for the bad pun Well not exactly but the nature of time has been an indispensable part of creative literature ever since stories began to be told In Indian mythology time is cyclic with past present and future recurring ad infinitum whereas in the Occident time s arrow its apparently unidimensional movement in the forward direction is an absolute concept with an end of days fast approaching As science progressed time s apparent rigidity was first destroyed by Einstein by the theory of relativity with the arrival of uantum theory it became a very fluid concept According to Stephen Hawking time is spherical but wrap my head around that concept I need to go back and read his book once againIn the present collection of four plays by J B Priestly time takes centre stage in three in three different ways The title play Time and the Conways uses the possibilities of the stage to mishmash time in the second one I Have Been Here Before the possibilities of static or cyclic time are explored in a narrative which borders on fantasy In the last play The Linden Tree the effect of the passage of time on human beings and families is explored in a conventional manner making it the most ordinary of the lot An Inspector Calls the most powerful play among the lot in my opinion does not play with time but with possibilitiesTime and the ConwaysThe Conways are prosperous family comprising the charming but shallow Mrs Conway her sons happy go lucky son Robin and uiet and perceptive Alan daughters Hazel pretty and rather silly Madge serious and political Kay creative and sensitive and Carolan exhilarating free spirit We meet them at Kay s twenty first birthday party as the family are playing a game of dumb charades It is 1919 and the first world war is ending Robin who has been away in the army is due to arrive There is also Joan Helford who is in love with Robin Gerald Thornton who is a young man who is a friend of the the family and Ernest Beevers Gerald s friend who is enamoured of Hazel who can t stand his sightThis could be any drawing room comedy of the fifties pleasant and mediocre But Priestly expertly wrong foots us by breaking the scene in between and taking nineteen years forward in time in the second act It s once again Kay s birthday party this time the fortieth but the occasion is far from pleasant the Conways have lost their wealth relationships have formed and broken down and most of the family except Alan have become disillusioned and embittered The euphoria of the roaring twenties have given way to the despondency of the forties and a second war is looming on the horizonThis itself would have provided a stunningly good play but the playwright tricks us yet again In the third act we go back to where we have left off in the first act but now each and every line becomes loaded as we see the shambles of the second act being foreshadowed and we realise how little events leave long shadows on the path of time But according to Alan the trouble is due to how we view ourselvesAlan You know I believe half our trouble now is because we think that Time s ticking our lives away That s why we snatch and grab and hurt each otherKay As if we were all in a panic on a sinking shipAlan Yes like thatKay smiling at him But you don t do these things bless youAlan I think it s easier not to if you take a long viewKay As if we re immortal beingsAlan Yes and in for a tremendous adventureI Have Been Here BeforeLiterally this is the feeling of deja vu where you know that you have never been in a place or situation before but still it all seems all too familiar Reincarnation and cyclic time all have been used as explanations for this phenomenon which modern science sees as an anomaly of memory In the hands of a gifted writer it makes for the premise of an intriguing playThe concept of seemingly insignificant events of the present which can have lasting impact on one s life examined in the previous play is used here too but with the uestion asked if we knew what could happen can we change it Or in another sense can we go back and change the pastDoctor Gortler a displaced German scientist arrives at the Double Bull Inn run by Sam Shipley and his widowed daughter Sally Pratt in Grindle Moor North Yorkshire Apparently he seems to know that the industrialist Ormund and his wife Janet are due to arrive there and also about the drama to be played out between them and Oliver Farrant a schoolmaster teaching at one of the Ormund schools As the events play out in their inevitability Dr Gottler acts as a sort of deus ex machina to resolve themIf one leaves aside the fantasy science fiction premise this play is rather insipid to read But one can easily appreciate the power it would have had on stage when it was staged in 1937Dr Gortler You say that you have been happy hereSam Yes I can t grumble at all I have never made much out o this place but I ve had all I want I d ask for naught better If I had my time over againDr Gortler interested Do you often say thatSam Say whatDr Gortler slowly If you had your time over againAn Inspector CallsUndoubtedly the best among the lot See my review hereThe Linden TreeThis is the most straightforward play among the lot describing a situation similar to the one in Time and the Conways but with a much nicer family and relatively a pleasant resolutionProfessor Robert Linden is a history professor at the university in the provincial town of Burmanley The new vice chancellor wants to retire him the play opens on the day of his sixty fifth birthday the official retirement age and the professor s wife also agrees she wants out Linden s wheeler dealer son Rex has managed to buy a county estate and she wants to move there to spend their declining years in peace His daughters the serious Dr Jean and the social climber Marion married to a French aristocrat agree only his youngest daughter Dinah is with the Professor who plans to fight tooth and nail to stick onDr Jean here is a rehash of Madge in the first play and Dinah is Carol Marion is a aggressive Hazel and we can find shades of Robin in Rex For this reason reading the plays in succession it felt repetitive to me maybe it s different on stage howeverAgain time makes its entrance here in the form of history on which Professor Linden has his own refreshingly different views History to be worthy of the name should bring us a stereoscopic view of man s life Without that extra dimension strangely poignant as well as vivid it is flat and because it is flat it is false There are two patterns endlessly being superimposed on one another The first pattern is that of man reproducing himself finding food and shelter tilling the land building cities crossing the seas It is the picture we understand now with ease perhaps too easily For the other pattern is still there waiting to be interpreted It is the record of man as a spiritual creature with a whole world of unknown continents and strange seas gardens of Paradise and cities lit with hell fire within the depths of his own soul History that ignores the god and the altar is as false as history that could forget the sword and the wheel Thankfully we have the artists and writers to record the second pattern

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7 thoughts on “Time and The Conways and Other Plays

  1. says:

    Time is an entity writers thinkers and scientists have struggled with ever since well the beginning of time Sorry for the bad pun Well not exactly but the nature of time has been an indispensable part of creative literature

  2. says:

    'I found a 1978 Penguin editionFour playsTime and the ConwaysI Have Been Here BeforeAn Inspector CallsThe Linden TreeBack cover synopsis 'Time and the Conways' a brilliantly successful experiment shows us the same family in 1919 and 1937; the third and final act returns to the happy family party of 1919 to shed a bitter ironical light on t

  3. says:

    Play 2 and 3 are at the top the other two plays were enjoyable enough for me to keep reading

  4. says:

    I read Time and the Conways primarily because I will be getting an audiobook version of it early next year featur

  5. says:

    A uick introduction J B Priestley was a popular prolific British novelist and playwright who lived from 1894 to 1984 and whose most successful writing years seemed to be from 1930 to 1950 He also had a political careerTo me he seemed

  6. says:

    Included in this volume are 'Time the Conways' I Have Been Here Before' 'An Inspector Calls' and 'The Linden TreeBoth 'Time the Conwa

  7. says:

    again this is a book I had to read for ky school exams have to say I didn't really take to the book until I saw the screenplay at the west end which was amazing but then I also adore theatre