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Men Should Weep (Acting Edition)

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This play is rich in contemporary echoes, as well as being an evocation of a nightmare world where privacy was unknown and where lives were all but destroyed by cruel circumstance.
Published January 1st 1983 by Samuel French
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Hated the ending. Pointless. How the fuck am I supposed to write an essay on this when hardly anything happens?
This is the version of the play that is in my school's drama department. Until September 2011 I had never heard of this play at all. Then I found out we were going to see the show at the theatre as a class group! Then I found that one of the extracts the Intermediate 2 level students were looking at was from this play! Then somehow we ended up performing this extract and it went down well with the audience of the other Higher students. I played John Morrison in this extract and it was quite hard ...more
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tough to read-written with Scottish accent/dialect, but we studied bits of this in 100 Great Plays for Women and I thought it was interesting enough, but I think I'd prefer to see it
I read this for my drama class and it is a perfect play to analyse and perform. The story is about a poor family living in glasgow, around the early 1900s. The family is stuck in their unlucky repetative lives and it is only Maggie, the mother, that is keeping the family together. She has to battle against her abusive, drunk son, a husband who is looking elsewhere, a son in hospital and a daughter who is leaving the family, un-married, to live with a man.
The play watches their struggles and thei
SO hard to read
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