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Sabrina Fair by Samuel  Taylor
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Nov 17, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: plays, favourites, fiercely-feminist, books-i-own
Recommended for: Everyone who thinks the movie was not enough
Read on November 17, 2011 — I own a copy

I had my own set of qualms about reading Sabrina Fair because I loved the movie too much and didn't want a different story-line to ruin the charm for me! Bad News: it did! Good News: And for a good reason! Unlike the movie, where because it is a typical Cindrella Story, Sabrina is a love-struck idiot and David a Casanova, Sabrina Fair presents all the characters in a new light where our heroine is as much of a realist as she is romantic, our hero is gullible and naïve and more of an over-grown moron and our anti-hero is an imp and a hardcore feminist. The play is full of interesting characters like Julia, who wasn't even there in the movie and Linus Larrabee Sr., who enjoys going to funerals for fun! Because this story shatters the ideas of fairy-tale romance and then restores it only for the sake of practicality and because it is deeply feminist in nature, it deserves as much admiration as Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man and hence deserves the same rating!
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