Shelagh Delaney | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Colin Macinnes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Shelagh Delaney.
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Critical Essay by Colin Macinnes

[Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey] is the first English play I've seen in which a coloured man, and a queer boy, are presented as natural characters, factually, without a nudge or shudder. It is also the first play I can remember about working-class people that entirely escapes being a "working-class play": no patronage, no dogma—just the thing as it is, taken straight. In general hilarious and sardonic, the play has authentic lyrical moments arising naturally from the very situations that created the hilarity; and however tart and ludicrous, it gives a final overwhelming impression of good health—of a feeling for life that is positive, sensible, and generous.

With a small chosen range of five persons, remarkable variations are played. The mother and daughter are firmly fixed and held as absolutely central...

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