Fool for Love Discussion Questions

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Explore the themes of Fool for Love via the two pieces of music called for in the stage directions, Merle Haggard's ' 'Wake Up" and "I'm the One Who Loves You."

Research the psychological implications of incest. Use your research to explore May's conflicted feelings for Eddie and Eddie's desire for May.

Compare Fool for Love with Passion, a play by Peter Nichols which appeared at the same time on Broadway. Both plays explore sexual politics, though Passion is about people from the upper class. What does each play say about class and sexual relationships in this time period?

Research the psychology of men who lead dual lives with two or more women, like the Old Man did with Eddie's mother and May's mother. Why do they make this choice? How does it affect their children?

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