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Love on the Dole - Full Length Play

Love on the Dole

Ronald Gow, Walter Greenwood

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Full Length Play

9m, 7f

ISBN: MS00000000144

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.
An outstanding success on the English and American stages. Set in a manufacturing suburb of Manchester, is the story of respectable and responsible working-class people whose life is reduced to dogged survival.

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Full Length Play

The older folks in the Hardcastle family are unwillingly used to poverty; they still stubbornly believe that business will improve. But the young people are restless; in between, the young men and the young women do not obligingly wait for trade to turn the corner. Sally waits for Larry until he is killed in a labor parade. Her brother and his girl have to marry on the meager pittance of poorhouse relief. After six months of hopelessness Sally goes to keep house for a wealthy man who can support her. That is the only way out for her and the broken family.
"One of the most honest social dramas of our time" - It is welcome; in fact, it is virtually prescribed as theatergoing.'' - N. Y. Times

I found myself respecting the honest whole of it." - N. Y. American



9m, 7f

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