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The Resource Sweet Sue : a play in two acts, by A.R. Gurney, Jr

Sweet Sue : a play in two acts, by A.R. Gurney, Jr

Label
Sweet Sue : a play in two acts
Title
Sweet Sue
Title remainder
a play in two acts
Statement of responsibility
by A.R. Gurney, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The action of the play is set in Susan's home in a New York suburb-Susan being a romantically-minded, divorced mother of three, and a very successful artist and designer of greeting cards. It is summer and Jake, the Dartmouth roommate of her son, Ted, has taken up temporary residence with Susan while doing house painting to earn money for his college expenses. Susan is drawn to the handsome, lively Jake, while he, in turn, is hopeful of finally establishing a meaningful relationship with a member of the opposite sex-although what he has in mind is someone of his own age. But, as the two begin to draw closer to each other, what adds a special quality to their relationship is that Susan is played by two actresses and Jake by two actors-offering two distinct perspectives on both characters and allowing the playwright to conceive a wide array of clever and inventive combinations and situations. Susan (and Susan Too) wants Jake (and Jake Too) to pose in the nude for a life study, and while there is initial reluctance, Jake (both of him) finally acquiesces, leading to the bittersweet ending of the play in which desire and convention are both touchingly accommodated before Susan and Jake return, as they know they must, to their separate worlds -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurney, A. R.
Dewey number
812/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.U82
LC item number
S84 1987
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American drama
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet Sue : a play in two acts, by A.R. Gurney, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 pages, [1] leaf of plates
Lccn
89215620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)ocm17151872
  • (Sirsi) o17151872
  • (TMQ) l89215620
  • (OCoLC)ocm17151872
  • (Sirsi) o17151872
  • (TMQ) l89215620
Label
Sweet Sue : a play in two acts, by A.R. Gurney, Jr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 pages, [1] leaf of plates
Lccn
89215620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)ocm17151872
  • (Sirsi) o17151872
  • (TMQ) l89215620
  • (OCoLC)ocm17151872
  • (Sirsi) o17151872
  • (TMQ) l89215620

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