DOI: 10.5040/9780571293926.00000019
Acts: 3. Scenes: 7. Roles: Male (7) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

The Rear Column tells the story of five soldiers stranded in the jungle of the Congo Free State in 1887. They are awaiting the return of the explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley, who has gone to relieve Emin Pasha, General Gordon’s last surviving lieutenant in the Sudan. As food and medicines run out, and the porters become restless, the endurance and sanity of the whole group, and their relationships with one another, are sorely tested.

The Rear Column was presented in February 1978 at the Globe Theatre, London

From Simon Gray: Plays 3

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Faber and Faber

Simon Gray

ISBN: 9780571254880

Series: Faber Drama

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