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A Taste of Honey Essay

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Calling Delaney's play "very special," McCarter offersafavorable review of ATasteofHoney, offering particular praise for the playwright's sharply drawn characters.

The origins of' 'A Taste of Honey, " which is now at the Lyceum, have the flavor of a fairy tale. The author of the play, Shelagh Delaney, is an English girl from the North Country, and a couple of years ago, while she was working as an usher in a Manchester theatre, she decided that she was wasting her time lighting people to seats so that they might behold dramas of no merit whatever. Miss Delaney, then nineteen, accordingly proceeded to write a drama of her own, and, having done so, dispatched the script to Joan Littlewood, who runs the Theatre Workshop, in Stratford. Miss Littlewood, whom you will recall as the highly capable director of "The Hostage," put Miss Delaney's work into rehearsal almost immediately, and it presently...

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