Robert
Ardrey

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Thunder Rock (1939)

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Thunder Rock (1939)

Thunder Rock is Robert Ardrey’s most famous play. After an unsuccessful debut on Broadway it moved to wartime London, where it became the iconic play of World War II. The British government found it so important to the morale of its citizens that Her Majesty’s Treasury secretly funded an expanded production at the Globe Theatre. Harold Hobson called its opening night “one of the greatest evenings … in the entire history of the theatre.” Thunder Rock has since been produced all around the world, and remains a popular play.

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"I think, however, I caught (Heaven knows if I shall keep it!) the infection of a better kind of courage from Thunder Rock."

New Statesman