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Country Girl

Country Girl - 79 edition

Country Girl - 79 edition

ISBN13: 9780822202431

ISBN10: 0822202433

Country Girl by Clifford Odets - ISBN 9780822202431
Edition: 79
Copyright: 1979
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Published: 1979
International: No
Country Girl by Clifford Odets - ISBN 9780822202431

ISBN13: 9780822202431

ISBN10: 0822202433

Edition: 79

Summary

THE STORY: The title character is Georgie Elgin, a faithful, forgiving woman, whose long years of devotion to her actor husband, Frank, have almost obliterated her own personality. The life of an actor's wife is not as glamorous as many imagine. Some actors make enough money to tide them over between plays, but not Frank, whose long periods of idleness are punctuated by despair, loss of self-esteem and drink. When Frank is offered a really big part by Bernie Dodd, a young director, in an important new Broadway play, Georgie can't believe her ears. of course he should take it, but only Georgie knows the struggle it would be to boost Frank's morale and reassure him at every turn. Georgie performs her ego boosting job on Frank under the tense watchful eyes of the nervous young director, whose reputation depends on this, his first big play. Then on the evening of the Boston opening the strain proves too great. Frank breaks down, and in the dark light of Frank's relapse, Bernie Dodd sees the country girl for what she is-a magnificent young woman whose self-sacrificing goodness has never been truly appreciated.