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Morality Play by Doyle

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Morality Play by Doyle is an article published in The New-York Times on 1st june 1909.

Morality Play by Doyle

The New-York Times (1st june 1909)

Creator of Sherlock Holmes Has One on Wickedness of Suicide.

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

LONDON, May 31. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written what he calls a morality play, dealing, he says, with a philosophic theory of life.

"The point is this," explains the dramatist. "If there is design in the universe, then such common and powerful factors as pain and grief are not chance phenomena, mere by-products of life, but vital and necessary parts of it, serving a useful end. In this play a man is tempted to take his own life. He does not take it and the course of events shows how mistaken and foolish as well as wicked it would have been had he done so."

The play, which is entitled "The Fires of Fate," will be produced at the Lyric on June 15.