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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573113772

Beatie returns for a holiday to her fenland farm home trying to impose on her stolid family the ideas of a young Jewish intellectual, Ronnie, whom she believes will marry her.

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Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - Three cottage living-rooms. Period 1950s.

Beatie returns for a holiday to her fenland farm home trying to impose on her stolid family the ideas of a young Jewish intellectual, Ronnie, whom she believes will marry her. But, awaiting his arrival, slowly Beatie realizes he will never come and her famous final speech exults that Ronnie has taught her independence and how to free herself from him.
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5m, 4f

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M5 (young, 50s, 65) F4 (young, 50)

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Arnold Wesker

Arnold Wesker, considered one of the key figures in 20th Century drama, is the author of 44 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, an autobiography, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. He was born in London in 1932. His plays have been translated into 18 languages, and performed worldwide. They include The Kitchen, The ... view full profile

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