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The Member of the Wedding

A Play

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Member of the Wedding
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Baker & Taylor
Her brother's wedding intensifies a twelve-year-old's need to be recognized as an important person.

Norton Pub
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: At the suggestion of her friend Tennessee Williams, Southern writer Carson McCullers adapted her novella The Member of the Wedding into a touching and poignant play that was an enormous success when it opened on Broadway in 1950, and has long since become a classic of the American theater.
With compassion, veracity and wit, in The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon. Bernice Sadie Brown, who has experienced a lifetime of love and loss, is a surrogate mother for Frankie. Portrayed on stage and in the film versions by the great Ethel Waters, Bernice is an epic character, fiercely loyal, down-to-earth, and centered by deep faith.

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Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2006
ISBN: 1435281438
9781435281431
9780811216555
0811216551
Branch Call Number: 812 McCullers
Characteristics: xiii, 118 p. ; 21 cm.

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McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
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