Major Barbara

Major Barbara

Book - 1960
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When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books, 1960
ISBN: 9780140450187
Branch Call Number: 822.912/SHA


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Apr 02, 2011

Since this is a classic, I'm not going to bother to actually review it. Here are the page numbers for all the monologues for a young woman (though there may be more that I just didn't find): 140, 151-153.

There are also a lot of good monologues for men and possibly some for an older woman, but I wasn't looking for those.

One frustrating thing about this play is that in much of the second act dialects are written out. This makes it a bit frustrating to read because you practically have to translate it. If you are reading this and you are a playwright, say what dialect you want in the character description and spell all the lines normally. Your actors will thank you.

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