Winner Of ThePulitzer Prize For Drama, Craig S Wife Is A Scathing And Insightful Work By One Of The Masters Of American Drama A Tense And Biting Satire On The Darker Side Of Human Nature, Craig S Wife Examines The Role Of Materialism And Control Within Marriage Whenever I pick up a play that s been mostly forgotten especially one that won the Pulitzer I go into it expecting it to be bad or feature awful racism or be terribly dated In short, I start reading waiting for the other shoe to drop Craig s Wife is a little dated, but it was unexpectedly good It s a fascinating exploration of marriage and control, of the tension in marriage between love and practicality No, the characters aren t all terribly dense with loads of nuance, but that s sort of the point of the whole play sometimes people and situations are what they seem Full stop.The play takes a few twists along the way, and while they do veer toward melodramatic, they had me uncertain as to how the play would wrap up I once again end with this thought Why is it that the plays of the 1920s and 1930s feature such a plethora of fascinating, strong female characters I m continually impressed by characters, limited by social norms, who are strong and loadsinteresting than many of the post feminist movement female characters, who seem pulled straight from Misogyny 101 If nothing else, the title character in Craig s Wife would be a wonderful vehicle for an actress looking to sink her teeth into a meaty role Recommended.
George Edward Kelly 16 January 1887 18 June 1974 was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch Bearers 1922 and The Show Off 1924.Kelly was born in Philadelphia, the second of ten children of Mary Ann Costello and John Henr
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