A Taste of Honey

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Heinemann, 1992 - English drama - 95 pages
The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. Set in the 1950s, A Taste of Honey deals with the complex, conflict-ridden relationship between a teenage girl and her mother.

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A play set in Lancashire, about "semi-whore" Helen and her seventeen year-old daughter Jo. The two have a bitter, combative relationship made worse by Helen's boyfriend and pimp, Peter, who likes to ... Read full review

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I saw this several years ago at the theatre and found it so interesting (weak, I know, but ‘enjoyable’ simply isn’t the right word) that I had to grab a paper copy as soon as I saw it available. Now ... Read full review


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Shelagh Delaney, English playwright and television screenwriter, was born in 1939 in Salford, Lancashire to a bus inspector. At the age of 18, she completed her most famous play, A Taste of Honey, which recounts the story of a young white woman's difficult home life and the pregnancy that results from her affair with a black sailor. When it was produced in London in 1958, Delaney won immediate critical praise. She followed her success with another play, The Lion in Love. Delaney's screenplay, Dancing with a Stranger, tells the story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England. It is recognized as a brilliant insight into Ellis's life and the forces that caused her to murder her lover.

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