ISBN-10:
082220892X
ISBN-13:
9780822208921
Pub. Date:
10/01/1955
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Picnic / Edition 1

Picnic / Edition 1

by William IngeWilliam Inge
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Overview

The play takes place on Labor day Weekend in the joint back yards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822208921
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1955
Edition description: Play
Pages: 77
Sales rank: 240,028
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 1.26(h) x 9.00(d)

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Picnic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just recently read this play because we are about to perform it in our high school. I wanted to get a head start on the audition so I read it and I love it. I'm going for the part of Hal. He is an awesome character. I love Madge and Rosemary, her outburst is amazing. I love the play because it is dramatic but not overly dramatic and it is romantic, which I love. It is very well written and I'm looking forward to being in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i, too, read/acted out this play in high school. i played the part of 'rosemary' and felt that i could relate to the women of this play very well. to be honest, this was my favorite play we did all year. the writing is great, imaginative. i'd like to read/act it out again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our drama department at my highschool put on the play. I then had to read this play for language arts. It was the perfect romance.