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A Taste of Honey (Methuen Drama Student Editions)

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A Taste of Honey was first staged in 1958 and is now established as a modern classic. This comic and poignant play written by a then nineteen-year-old working-class Lancashire girl was praised at its London premiere by Graham Greene as having "all the freshness of Mr Osborne's Look Back in Anger and a greater maturity."

The play is a coming-of-age story about Jo, a seventeen year old young woman and her irresponsible, alcoholic, crude and sexually indiscriminate mother Helen who often neglects Jo in favor of her own romantic interests. Jo enters into a relationship with a Nigerian sailor who eventually leaves her alone and pregnant. She moves in with an acquaintance art student who is a homosexual and who acts as her surrogate father until her mother returns on the scene upending Jo's plans for the future.

This mid-century play examined questions of race, class, gender and sexual orientation and ushered in a new era of modern dramatists. It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1962.

Synopsis:

Reissue of best-selling Methuen Modern Play in the new Methuen Student Edition cover style.

Synopsis:

A Taste of Honey was first staged in 1958 and is now established as a modern classic. This comic and poignant play written by a then nineteen-year-old working-class Lancashire girl was praised at its London premiere by Graham Greene as having "all the freshness of Mr Osborne's Look Back in Anger and a greater maturity."

The play is a coming-of-age story about Jo, a seventeen year old young woman and her irresponsible, alcoholic, crude and sexually indiscriminate mother Helen who often neglects Jo in favor of her own romantic interests. Jo enters into a relationship with a Nigerian sailor who eventually leaves her alone and pregnant. She moves in with an acquaintance art student who is a homosexual and who acts as her surrogate father until her mother returns on the scene upending Jo's plans for the future.

This mid-century play examined questions of race, class, gender and sexual orientation and ushered in a new era of modern dramatists. It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1962.

Synopsis:

This play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those around her—her irresponsible, roving mother Helen; her mother’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 Jo’s unshakeable optimism throughout her trials.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408106013
Author:
Delaney, Shelagh
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Notes by:
Aston, Elaine
Commentaries by:
Leeming, Glenda
Commentaries:
Leeming, Glenda
Author:
DeLaney, Shelagh
Author:
Aston, Elaine
Author:
Leeming, Glenda
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama Student Editions
Publication Date:
20080813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
N/A
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.89 x 5.04 x 0.405 in

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A Taste of Honey (Methuen Drama Student Editions) New Trade Paper
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Reissue of best-selling Methuen Modern Play in the new Methuen Student Edition cover style.
"Synopsis" by ,

A Taste of Honey was first staged in 1958 and is now established as a modern classic. This comic and poignant play written by a then nineteen-year-old working-class Lancashire girl was praised at its London premiere by Graham Greene as having "all the freshness of Mr Osborne's Look Back in Anger and a greater maturity."

The play is a coming-of-age story about Jo, a seventeen year old young woman and her irresponsible, alcoholic, crude and sexually indiscriminate mother Helen who often neglects Jo in favor of her own romantic interests. Jo enters into a relationship with a Nigerian sailor who eventually leaves her alone and pregnant. She moves in with an acquaintance art student who is a homosexual and who acts as her surrogate father until her mother returns on the scene upending Jo's plans for the future.

This mid-century play examined questions of race, class, gender and sexual orientation and ushered in a new era of modern dramatists. It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1962.
"Synopsis" by ,

This play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those around her—her irresponsible, roving mother Helen; her mother’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 Jo’s unshakeable optimism throughout her trials.

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