Hassan

Definition

Theater

  • A spectacular oriental melodrama by the poet James Elroy Flecker(1884 - 1915). It was first produced in 1923 by Basil Dean atHis Majesty's Theatre, London (which had enjoyed a run of hit playson oriental themes, including Chu Chin Chow in 1916). Withits lavish costumes and scenery and incidental music by the composerFrederick Delius, the play proved a great success. Itwas revived unsuccessfully at the Cambridge Theatre, London, duringthe 1951 Festival of Britain.
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