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A Taste of Honey Essay

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Panter-Downes calls A Taste of Honey "remarkable " and lauds the play for its precise characterizations and "bitingly frank domestic dialogue. "

A remarkable new play is coming to Wyndham's Theatre on February 10th, after having a three-week refresher return run at the Theatre Royal, Stratford (the East End Stratford-atte-Bowe, not Shakespeare's home), where it was first put on, with resounding success, last May. The play is the Theatre Workshop production of " A Taste of Honey," by a tall, good-looking nineteen-year-old Lancashire girl, Shelagh Delaney. Stratford has been for the last six years the permanent home of the Theatre Workshop, and, like the Lyric, in Hammersmith, and the Royal Court, in Sloane Square, is the London equivalent of Off Broadway. It is farther off Shaftesbury Avenue than either of the others, but, like them, it is the home of consistently intelligent theatre, and has a highly individual producer, Joan Littlewood...

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