Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a file full of Chesterton ancedotes. They were idiosyncratic, historical, and Chestertonian. He gave me permission to use them here. I hope y’all find them as interesting as I have over the years. Most of them have never been published.
In a letter dated August 4, 1928, the Irish playwright Sean O’Casey mentioned the manuscript of a play written by G.K. Chesterton, with the title Tragic Women. According to O’Casey the play was written as a joke for some outfit called the Beaconsfield Club. The manuscript is undoubtedly lost or it would have landed in the nets of Denis Conlin, whose tireless research has provided the Chesterton Quarterly and The Collected Works with so many similarly obscure Chesterton writings. [The Letters of Sean O’Casey, 1910–41, New York: Macmillan, 1975, p. 302]Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList