The Women

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1966 - Drama - 92 pages
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This brilliant play has assumed the status of a modern classic. Aside from the novelty of its involving a large cast of women (no male characters at all) it is an immensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint. The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figures. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment. - Publisher.

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User Review  - Christine Sinclair - Goodreads

LOVE the classic movie, had to read the play. My edition was slightly "Reno-vated" with passing references to The Beatles and James Bond, and Buck Winston was in the movies rather than on radio. Plus ... Read full review

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About the author (1966)

Clare Boothe Luce was born in1903 in New York City. Luce began her career in writing with Vogue magazine and later worked her way up to managing editor of Vanity Fair. She was twice elected to the House of Representatives from 1943 to 1947 and served as an ambassador to Italy from 1953 to 1956. Luce's 1936 play, The Women, was an instant smash on Broadway. She also authored Europe in the Spring, a non-fiction book. Clare Boothe Luce died in 1987.

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