Colin Wilson: Mysteries (2335 words)


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Colin Wilson’s play Mysteries (a play in three acts), which combines a police thriller with expressionist and absurdist elements to dramatize the phenomenon of multiple personality, was first published in 2008 in The Death of God and Other Plays. According to Wilson’s introduction to that volume, he had written it in 1979 in response to an approach from a young Welshman, Dafydd Hughes, who wanted to hold a “Colin Wilson” theatre evening in which actors read from Wilson’s works (20). Wilson’s working title for the play had been Games Therapy, but both he and Hughes came to feel that a better title would be Mysteries – the same main title as Wilson’s massive 1978 book on the occult (see

Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "Mysteries". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 February 2015 [, accessed 26 January 2021.]

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