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Twelve-Pound Look, The - Short Play, Drama

Twelve-Pound Look, The

J. M. Barrie

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573625480

On the eve of his knighthood, Harry Simms is full of the great things he considers he has achieved. A typist has been hired to answer the messages of congratulation. She turns out to be his former wife, Kate, who was so oppressed by his hardness and petty mindedness that she secretly learned to type…

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Drama

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On the eve of his knighthood, Harry Simms is full of the great things he considers he has achieved. A typist has been hired to answer the messages of congratulation. She turns out to be his former wife, Kate, who was so oppressed by his hardness and petty mindedness that she secretly learned to type and left him as soon as she had earned 12 pounds, the price of a typewriter. She is quite contented with her lot, and her fearlessness and humor contrast strongly with the cowed and joyless expression of the second Lady Simms who, when Kate has gone, asks the price of a typewriter.
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J. M. Barrie

J. M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up in 1904. The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his interest in becoming a playwright, where he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired his masterpiece.  James Matthew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh ... view full profile

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