Event The Women
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Venue Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW
First Date 28 January 1939
Last Date 30 March 1939
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Clare Boothe's "The Women" ls scintillating and cynical play.
Saturday night's audience at the Theatre Royal had been interested beforehand by reports about the frankness of the dialogue and the prevalence of sex as a topic of discussion. These reports were amply confirmed. There are more than 40 characters in the play, and they seldom ceased talking
about marital infidelity.
"The Women" deals with a particular class in New York. The author herself has called it "a clinical study of an isolated group." But she casts many shrewd glances, also, at the
lot of womankind in general, and to that extent "The Women" ls a first-class play, with considerable depth and understanding in it. Most of the characters, however, are too hard and too brittle to do anything but decorate the surface.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Women's Issues
Name Function Notes
Aileen Britton Actor
Debby Dare Actor
Irene Purcell Actor
Jessica Rogers Actor
Alathea Siddons Actor
Arden Young Actor
Joe Mielziner Designer
Clare Boothe Luce Playwright
Ernest C. Rolls Producer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The programme contains brief biographies and photos.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 17613