9781408106013

A Taste of Honey

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  • ISBN13:

    9781408106013

  • ISBN10:

    1408106019

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-13
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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Summary

This play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those around her-her irresponsible, roving mother Helen; her motherrs"s newly acquired drunken husband; the black sailor who leaves her pregnant; and Geoffrey, the homosexual art student who moves in to help with the baby. It is also about Jors"s unshakeable optimism throughout her trials.

Author Biography

Shelagh Delaney was born in Salford, Lancashire. She is most well-known for A Taste of Honey, for which she won the Foyle's New Play Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She wrote the screenplay for the film version with Tony Richardson and was awarded the British Film Academy Award and the Robert Flaherty Award. Her other screenplays include The White Bus and Charley Bubbles, for which she won the Writers Guild Award. She has also written for television and radio and has had a collection of short stories published.

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“A passionate statement about real people trapped in poverty, deprived of ambition and vulnerable to manipulation”—The Independent
 
"Delaney...record[s] the wonder of life as she lives it."—Observer

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