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Come Back, Little Sheba

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Drama / Characters: 8 male, 3 female

Scenery: Interior

William Inge burst upon the theatrical scene with this story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair and she became pregnant. Compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future, and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with this simple, homey

Paperback, 94 pages
Published November 16th 1979 by Samuel French,Inc (first published 1979)
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May 03, 2015 Hannah rated it liked it
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A great setup and a tight, well-written little script, though ultimately pretty depressing. I always love Inge's dialogue, and his ability to demonstrate the beauty and pain of human relationships in almost claustrophobic detail, and this show has all that going for it. The ending, though, lacked any real resolution (which seemed to kind of be the point), and something about it just left me sad and wishing it could have been a little different. What started out as a pretty relevant show ended up ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
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Classic. Inge's heartbreaking story about a couple shutting down and then possibly starting back up again on a new day. Very well-constructed with a great number of juicy parts for actors, and Inge really highlights the way we can involve ourselves in others' lives, to the point of self-destruction.
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Mar 06, 2013 Ferda Ak rated it it was ok
I have stopped for a while because I didn't find it very interesting .finished the first play the felt outdated and a like a bad copy of Tennesee Williams plays .maybe I will return to it later
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William Motter Inge was an American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. With his portraits of small-town life and settings rooted in the American heartland, Inge became known as the "Playwri ...more
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