The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

by  Jay Presson Allen

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 15f

"Fascinating in its insights into a marvelously portrayed eccentric human being." - The New York Times

"Endearing, hilarious, lovely, perceptive, and splendid" - The New York Daily News

"A dramatic intelligent and …

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

by  Jay Presson Allen

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    4m, 15f
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Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.
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"Fascinating in its insights into a marvelously portrayed eccentric human being. " - The New York Times "Endearing, hilarious, lovely, perceptive, and splendid" - The New York Daily News "A dramatic intelligent and merciless study of character." - The New York Post

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Jay Presson Allen

Jay Presson Allen, Oscar-nominated screenwriter was born Jacqueline Presson in San Angelo, Texas on March 3, 1922. At the age of 18, she decided to become an actress in New York City. The charms of the profession soon paled and she married in the early 1940s, moving to southern California.Disenchanted with acting, she ...

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