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Isn't it Romantic

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The play deals with the post-college careers (and dilemmas) of two former classmates, a short, slightly plump would-be writer named Janie Blumberg, and her tall, thin gorgeous WASP friend, Harriet Cornwall. Both are struggling to escape from lingering parental domination and to establish their own lives and identities. In Janie's case this leads to an inconclusive involvem ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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anna
Mar 23, 2008 anna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Women who are stuck in the 80s.
Shelves: theatre
Kind of the antithesis of what I'd read if given the choice. And it makes me believe, probably to my detriment, that a play can be completed in half an hour on a date-less Saturday night - which, to some extent, I believe this was...
Cydni Burns
I had to perform a monologue from this for my acting class. At first I didn't like it but it grew on me. I really need to read it again to write a more thorough review. I was 21 when I first read/performed this, I'm 37 now. I think time and experience will give me a new perspective on it.
Mylissa
Weaker then Uncommon Women I felt but still very interesting. Strange choice to have some characters never show up on stage. Can you have it all or in the pursuit of that do you automatically miss out on something? Or are required to lower standards? The pressure of parents. All relevant themes although I think her plays tend to be considered dates but the themes aren't!
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I don't remember much about this one, but I think it's really interesting to write about the post-college ick of life. While this is a "romantic"-ish comedy, it's also about that, and I think I'd appreciate that all the more with a revisit.

I read this originally out of a copy of the Heidi Chronicles collection, which I don't have any more. But I'd like to get one.
Jamie
Familiar territory after reading "Uncommon Women and Others," this is an enjoyable, cringe-inducing glimpse of life for young women after the cocoon of college has disintegrated and before the metamorphosis has occurred. You know, it's not called an "awkward phase" for nothing.
Martha
terrific play
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Wendy Wasserstein was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She was the recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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