With the English middle classes finding their place in Victorian London’s suburbia
and the monumental technological strides of the time (e.g. the Crystal Palace, trams,
London Underground, gramophones, the Titanic etc), the historical landscape of Black
Mahler and those that populate it (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree,
Sir Arthur Sullivan, British royalty, Booker T Washington etc) make this true story
both fascinating and unique.
Black Mahler is an evocative dramatisation of Samuel Coleridge-
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The themes of artistic rivalry, ‘selling out’, overwork, international stardom, perfectionism, financial struggle, love, grief, the quest for acceptance, bigotry, etc make this modern rendition a timeless tale for the 21st Century.
Always cheerful, Coleridge still inspires. He changed the lives of countless thousands and his numerous influences continue to reverberate down through the decades and will continue on into the future.
© Charles Elford 2011
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