Picnic Summary
William Inge

Everything you need to understand or teach Picnic by William Inge.

  • Picnic Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Picnic Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more
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Picnic Summary

Picnic is based on an earlier short play by William Inge, Front Porch, written in 1952. This predecessor was a fragmented character study of several women. In using Front Porch as the basis of Picnic, Inge expanded upon the female characters to include several male figures and a more developed plot.

Picnic was a success with audiences when it opened on Broadway in February, 1953. It also earned significant praise from critics, winning the Pulitzer Prize...

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Study Pack

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Picnic Study Guide

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Picnic Lesson Plans contain 106 pages of teaching material, including: