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Men Should Weep (Acting Edition)

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Written for Glasgow Unity in 1947, this extraordinarily moving play of women surviving in the east end of Glasgow of the 1930s was revived by 7:84 Company to tremendous critical acclaim. It finds in the lives of Maggie, her family and her neighbours not only all the tragedy that appalling housing, massive unemployment and grinding poverty can produce, but alo a rich vein o ...more
Published January 1st 1983 by Samuel French Ltd
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May 06, 2016 Lauryn rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, school
If I get an A in higher English I'll give it 5 stars, other than that I never want to ever think about this play again - good enough when first reading but if I have to analyse the line "whit wis I, when we wis coortin, but your tart?" I'll start crying and might never stop
May 14, 2015 Rebecca_stanage rated it did not like it
Hated the ending. Pointless. How the fuck am I supposed to write an essay on this when hardly anything happens?
Nov 22, 2011 Gordon rated it it was amazing
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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Jan 01, 2016 Emma Meikle rated it liked it
Amusing characters in an overall depressing time period. Features frequent misused Scottish dialect for where the play is actually set, this aside an okay read.
Dec 20, 2014 Emylie added it
Shelves: 2014-read, theatre, women
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
Nov 19, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: drama
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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