Driving Miss Daisy - Study Guide Detailed Summary & Analysis Summary & Analysis

Alfred Uhry
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"Driving Miss Daisy" is a one Act play by Alfred Uhry. The Pulitzer Prize winning drama takes place mostly in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1973. Only three characters appear on stage. Daisy Werthan is a Jewish widow who shown from age 72 until 97. Her chauffer, Hoke Coleburn, is a black man who ages from 60 to 85. The third character, Boolie Werthan, is Daisy's son. He is 40 years old when the play opens. Although this is a one act play, the action shifts frequently as the characters are seen changing over the course of 25 years.

The play starts in the dark. Offstage, Daisy calls her to maid that she is going to the market. A car ignition is turned on and a loud crash is heard. The lights come up in Daisy's living room. She is wearing a summer dress. Her son, Boolie, is arguing with her...

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