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The Shrike - Full Length Play

The Shrike

Joseph Kramm

Full Length Play

17m, 5f

ISBN: 9780822210269

Jim Downs is brought to the psychiatric division of City Hospital afte…

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Full Length Play

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Pulitzer

Winner of the 1952 Pulitzer Prize
Jim Downs is brought to the psychiatric division of City Hospital after a suicide attempt. With the help of his es-tranged wife, who is with him night and day, he recovers. But this does not mean he is free to go home. His estranged wife conspires to keep Jim in the hospital until he renounces his girlfriend and agrees to go back with her. In the process, Jim is faced with well-meaning but inept institutional psy-chiatrists, who themselves have become victims of deadly routine. Through one test after another he is made to prove his sanity, until he almost loses it. Realizing the power of institutional law, Jim proceeds to give the "right answers," until he is finally released in the custody of his wife. Finally free, Jim knows that by compromising his integrity he has simply chosen the lesser of two evils.
Winner of the 1952 Pulitzer Prize recipient. Produced on Broadway and on the road. "A fascinating play." —NY News. "Remarkably enthralling." —NY Post.
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17m, 5f

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