My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

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by Charlotte Keatley
     
 

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I don't know if you'll ever love me as much as I love you, but one day you'll understand why I've done this to you.

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over, her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can't face

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I don't know if you'll ever love me as much as I love you, but one day you'll understand why I've done this to you.

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over, her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can't face being a single mother, it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret's own. That's the plan anyway . . .

Charlotte Keatley's award-winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters, and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. My Mother Said I Never Should is about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change.

This edition was published to coincide with the revival of the play at the St James Theatre, London, in 2016, starring Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben.

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“A landmark play. The theatrical equivalent of breaking the four-minute mile...pointing the way for the next generation of playwrights in form and content' ” —The Guardian

“In its revelation of mother-daughter emotions over the years, the play is without rivals. It is a classic.” —The Times of London

The Guardian

A landmark play. The theatrical equivalent of breaking the four-minute mile...pointing the way for the next generation of playwrights in form and content'
The Times of London

In its revelation of mother-daughter emotions over the years, the play is without rivals. It is a classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781350010178
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/04/2016
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

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Charlotte Keatley is best known for her play My Mother Said I Never Should, which has been named by the National Theatre as one of The Significant Plays of the Twentieth Century. More recently, Charlotte Keatley's play Our Father premiered at the Watford Palace Theatre. She has written for radio, television and film, and has won the George Devine Award, Manchester Evening News Best New Play Award, a Time Out Award, and was nominated for an Olivier Award as Most Promising Newcomer.

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