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Drama Characters 8 male 3 femaleScenery InteriorWilliam Inge burst upon the theatrical scene with this story of marital frustration which erupts in violence Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair and she became pregnant Compelled to marry her he gave up his medical st.

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Come Back Little Sheba A Drama In Two Acts

Udies forfeited his future and settled down to a life of uiet desperation with this simple homey woman who lost the child but has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic Doc's sobriety is tested when Marie a young colle. Classic Inge s heartbreaking story about a couple shutting down and then possibly starting back up again on a new day Very well constructed with a great number of juicy parts for actors and Inge really highlights the way we can involve ourselves in others lives to the point of self destruction

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Ge student becomes their boarder and brings new life and long dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage Shirley Booth won the Tony NY Drama Critics Award and later the Oscar as Best Actress of The Year for her compelling performance as Lo. Classic 1950s middle class drama I saw it at Trinity Rep years ago with Barbara Orson as Lola but I never read until now


10 thoughts on “Come Back Little Sheba A Drama In Two Acts

  1. says:

    When looking up my next read on my Kindle William Ingle's Bus Stop was highlighted I have several William Ingle plays on my list and Come Back Little Sheba Orginally produced September 12 1949 at Westport Country Playhouse Westport Connecticut Shirley Booth Joan Lorring amd Sidney Blackmer; The Theatre Guild at the Booth Theatre NYC on Feb

  2. says:

    “To live in the past is to live in regret” I just wasn't feeling this play The theme is a middle aged couple who have a female college student as a border in their home They have no children so take a special interest in the young lady The husband is a recovering alcoholic and the wife is a snoop and voyeur I thought it was sad and deeply disturbing and not a play I would enjoy sitting through

  3. says:

    A great setup and a tight well written little script though ultimately pretty depressing I always love Inge's dialogue and his ability to demonstrate the beauty and pain of human relationships in almost claustrophobic detail and this show has all that going for it The ending though lacked any real resolution which seemed to kind of be the point and something about it just left me sad and wishing it could have

  4. says:

    Classic Inge's heartbreaking story about a couple shutting down and then possibly starting back up again on a new day Very well constructed with a great number of juicy parts for actors and Inge really highlights the way we can involve ourselves in others' lives to the point of self destruction

  5. says:

    Probably powerful at the time 1950 and as performed I just couldn't feel it couldn't care everyone so self centered and short sighted I just wish I could remember why it was recommended to me back a decade or ago Catchy title so I am glad I finally tracked it down and can mark it done anyway

  6. says:

    Growing up in the fifties I could not help but be aware of Come Back Little Sheba I remember my mom talking about the movie I've nev

  7. says:

    Classic 1950s middle class drama I saw it at Trinity Rep years ago with Barbara Orson as Lola but I never read until now

  8. says:

    Lola and Doc have been married for years but both of them are feeling the strain of age on their marriage Doc holds a lot of pent up resentment towards Lola but is celebrating a years sobriety Lola is bored lost and lonely even in house full of people Marie is the young woman living with them while she goes to school courting 2 different guys and bright eyed about the future Thus the scene is set for William Inge's human drama COME BACK

  9. says:

    I have stopped for a while because I didn't find it very interestingfinished the first play the shivait felt outdated and a like a bad copy of Tennesee Williams playsmaybe I will return to it later

  10. says:

    Most if not all of William Inge's work is so married to the period in which it was written that it has the potential to feel dated But I think he is one of the best and most unrecognized playwrights of the 20th century His plays are s

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