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The Hour of Truth

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When a bank goes bust Robert Baldwin must decide what is more right: telling the truth or telling a lie, even if it hurts no one.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published 1944 by Baker's Plays (first published 1916)
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Shelves: 2016, plays
Basic plot: Robert Baldwin has been called to testify against an old friend and must decide what he will say.

This was a powerful piece, probably all the more so because of how short it was. It was originally written in 1916, and yet it didn't feel as if it were 100 years old. The situation of the play is something that resonates in today's culture of self-preservation and asks the same questions that have been asked since the beginning of the concept of right. Is honor dead? What are the consequ
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