For Better For Worse: David Edgecombe's Caribbean Theatre

For Better For Worse: David Edgecombe's Caribbean Theatre

by David Edgecombe

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Overview

A look at the timeless aspects of soceity with a story as relevant today as it was at its first conception.


"It is rare when an author's first play is a drawing-room comedy. It is (even) more rare when that play is a success. But that is the story behind...For Better For Worse."-Jack Kapica, Montreal Gazette August 15, 1974.


"For Better For Worse ... can be read and performed as a highly relevant social commentary about the lingering effects of colonial ideals and the struggle to overcome colonial discourse."-Bernard McKenna, 2004.


When Sandra and Derek insist that they will raise their soon-to-be-born child out of wedlock, they find out how tough life can be for the defiant. Their arguments about the irrelevance of marriage in a modern world come up against the views of Sandra's religious mother and Derek's politician father who are armed to the teeth with custom and conventional wisdom. In this vibrant comedy, Edgecombe pokes fun at the conflicts that result when one group insists on society-standards which they themselves are unwilling to respect.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990865995
Publisher: Caribbean Reads
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Series: David Edgecombe's Caribbean Theatre , #2
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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