A four act play, based on the comedy in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, telling of the escapades of Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger along a river in the English countryside....
|Title||:||Toad of Toad Hall|
|Number of Pages||:||175 Pages|
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Toad of Toad Hall Reviews
I did enjoy it fairly well, but for me (reading it simply for enjoyment, rather than as one seeking to perform the play) it failed to serve any real purpose. It was Milne rewriting Grahame, and so in effect was neither one nor the other. I would rather read Milne's other plays, and I would rather read the original Wind in the Willows. But then again, Milne does capture the spirit of Grahame and does his job well so far as it goes, and for people without the time to read the full novel this play might provide a useful retelling of it - especially for parents with good voice talents who had to ability to effectively read this play aloud to their children. I can't say that it is a play I would ever care to see performed though. The story is best suited to the imagination and lacks all the charm of the original when human actors take on the parts of the animals.
This book and the house at pooh corner started me on a real love affair with AA Milne. He really knows how to portray his characters in a humungously funny sarcastic way - i love it