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Driving Miss Daisy Summary
Alfred Uhry

Everything you need to understand or teach Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry.

  • Driving Miss Daisy Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Driving Miss Daisy Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Driving Miss Daisy Summary

Introduction

Alfred Uhry had already been writing for musical theater for twenty-five years when his first nonmu-sical play Driving Miss Daisy became a surprise smash hit. Originally slated to run for five weeks at a small theater in New York City, demand for tickets was so high that it moved to a larger theater where it ran for about three years. Uhry also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. In his preface to the published play, Uhry commented on the experience.

When I wrote this play I never dreamed I would be writing an introduction to it because I never thought it would get this far.... When I wonder how all this happened ... I can come up with only one answer. I wrote what I knew to be the truth and people have recognized it as such.

Indeed, the numerous critics who lauded the play displayed remarkable similarity in their comments...

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