Rutherford and Son

Rutherford and Son

by: Githa Sowerby

by: Githa Sowerby

Rutherford and Son

Rutherford and Son

by: Githa Sowerby

by: Githa Sowerby

Overview

Rutherford & Son was written in 1912 and is Githa Sowerby’s most celebrated play. Ahead of it’s time, the play challenges the role and expectations of women in the male dominated, industrial North of England. Rutherford is the owner of a glass works, an oppressive patriarch who, blind to his children’s hopes, has bullied and undermined them without questioning that one day they will take over the business. 

This is the story of a family on the brink of collapse.

Authors

Githa Sowerby

Katherine Githa Sowerby was born in 1876 in Gateshead, England. Her first play, Rutherford & Sons, was an outstanding success when originally performed in 1912. Published under her initials G.K. Sowerby, it was assumed that the author was a man. When her true identity was revealed she became an overnight sensation. It ...

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