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 Act IV Theatre Company


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Raffles: One Heart And Mind

Raffles: One Heart And Mind

Sir Stamford Raffles, a friend of William Wilberforce, was one of Britain's most influential, and yet unsung, heroes of the 19th Century. He was responsible for the abolition of slavery throughout the Far East and was an early protagonist of the humanitarian axiom that all are entitled to enjoy the fruits of their own labours' - the essential tenet by which Singapore, the country he founded and is most remembered for, has prospered to this day. A great administrator and avid collector of animals and plants (he was a fellow of the Royal Society and the founder of London Zoo in Regent's Park), his was a story of rags-to-riches-to-rags. He was eventually destroyed by the Honourable' East India Company for propagating a humanitarian philosophy that was way ahead of its time - a code which is now the cornerstone of all true democracies. Raffles - One Heart and Mind is a brand new musical play in one act, written by the members of Act IV Theatre Company. The action takes place over the last twenty years of Stamford Raffles' life, and is set in the Far East, Calcutta, and London. Historical events are drawn from Raffles of the Eastern Islands by C E Wurtzburg and Raffles by Maurice Collis, together with more recent confirmation by Victoria Glendinning in her authoritative analysis of Raffles's career in her book 'Raffles and the Golden Opportunity'. Historical accuracy has thus been the prime objective of the theatrical narrative.


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