The Fire that Consumes

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The Fire that Consumes is an English translation of the 1955 play by French dramatist Henry de Montherlant, La Ville dont le Prince est un enfant. The play was translated by Vivian Cox with Bernard Miles, and staged at the London West End Mermaid Theatre in 1977 with Nigel Hawthorne and Dai Bradley in the key roles.[1] The title, literally translated, The City Whose Prince is a Child, is taken from Ecclesiastes 10:16: "Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!"

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The Fire that Consumes
La Ville dont le Prince est un enfant
Written byHenry de Montherlant
Vivian A. Cox
Bernard Miles
Place premieredMermaid Theatre
London, England
Original languageFrench
Subjecta Roman Catholic priest is obsessed with one of the boys
Settinga Catholic boys' school pre-WWII