Thursday, May 8, 2014

"A Taste of Honey"

Wonderful discussion last night! I went hoping to improve my appreciation of Shelagh Delaney's play, and I did, understanding that the nothing that "happens" in the play is precisely the play's point. Men come, men go, the Mother-Daughter relationship survives intact.

Tony Richardson's movie is worth viewing both by lovers and disparagers of the play … complementary, sometimes contrasting. It can be seen in its entirety (with Portuguese subtitles for the hearing impaired) on YouTube (Robert's "package" arriving at 16:53).

P.S. For "Variation on a Theme," the play "Honey" was written to rebut, check out the "Latest News…" on the Terence Rattigan homepage.

Feelings can’t sometimes be helped, but the expression of them can.

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