Rose (Davies)

by  Andrew Davies, Andrew Davies

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f

"That rare thing, a play about a modern woman which is not patronizing, preaching and predatory...a play of universal appeal, wit and observation." - London Daily Mail

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    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway, From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson starred in this perceptive comedy both in London and on Broadway, where she captivated audiences and critics alike. Rose is an English elementary school teacher who is dissatisfied with her life, both at home and at work. At the school she must contend with silly narrow mindedness and at home she must contend with a husband who appears bored both with marriage and with her. Eventually Rose has a fling with a free spirited fellow teacher, and decides to divorce her husband. In a highly charged scene of great emotional depth, he forces her to confront the consequences of her ennui; and to wonder if, just maybe, some of her disenchantment with life is her own fault.
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REVIEWS

"That rare thing, a play about a modern woman which is not patronizing, preaching and predatory...a play of universal appeal, wit and observation." - London Daily Mail

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: In an around a Midlands Town.

Casting

3m, 5f
ROSE
MOTHER
SMALE - a headmistress
MALPASS - a teacher
JIM BEAM - the primary adviser
SALLY
JAKE
GEOFFREY - Rose's husband
FATHER - only heard
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Authors

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Rose premiered at the Duke of York Theatre in London in February 1980 under the direction of Alan Dossor.

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