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The Middle Ages
     

The Middle Ages

by A. R. Gurney
 

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ISBN-10: 0822207532

ISBN-13: 9780822207535

Pub. Date: 10/01/1978

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated

The action takes place in the trophy room of a rather stuffy men's club in a midwestern city. As the play begins we meet Barney, the son of the club president, as a teenager�and already a rebel against the WASP-ish virtues so dear to his family. He is infatuated with Eleanor, a local girl of good background, but she is wary of his wildness, and opts to date, and then

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The action takes place in the trophy room of a rather stuffy men's club in a midwestern city. As the play begins we meet Barney, the son of the club president, as a teenager�and already a rebel against the WASP-ish virtues so dear to his family. He is infatuated with Eleanor, a local girl of good background, but she is wary of his wildness, and opts to date, and then marry, his stolid brother, Billy. In a series of flashbacks we encounter Barney at various stages of his life: as he runs away to join the Navy during the Korean war; as a campus activist in California; as a graduate student; and ultimately, as a successful producer of porno films. The flashbacks take Barney and Eleanor from youth to middle age�and throughout Barney, to his father's growing distress, continues to profess his love for Eleanor and to challenge the validity of the lifestyle she has chosen. He remains the zany, charming, unpredictable rebel, shocking family and friends alike with his outrageous behavior until, at his father's death, a kind of reconciliation is reached�as changing times and fading youth soften Barney's belligerency and offer the promise of quieter, but happier, years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822207535
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1978
Product dimensions:
55.00(w) x 77.50(h) x 5.00(d)

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