Shopping cart
Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey:  A Play - 9780413316806 - V9780413316806
Stock image for illustration purposes only - book cover, edition or condition may vary.

A Taste of Honey: A Play

€ 12.40
FREE Delivery in Ireland
Description for A Taste of Honey: A Play Paperback. First issued by Methuen in 1959, this play was the first title in the "Modern plays" series aimed at the burgeoning readership of young theatregoer This title and five others are reissued, representing the range and vitality of the list of titles in print . Series: Modern Classics. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 128 x 7. Weight in Grams: 100.
A Taste of Honey became a sensational theatrical success when first produced in London by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company. It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1961. The play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those about her - her irresponsible, roving mother Helen and her mum's newly acquired drunken husband, the black sailor who leaves her pregnant and Geoffrey the homosexual art student who moves in to help with the baby. It is also about Jo's unshakeable optimism throughout her trials. This story of a mother and daughter relationship set in working class ... Read more

Product Details

Methuen London
Number of pages
Publication date
Modern Classics
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days

About Shelagh Delaney
Shelagh Delaney was born in Salford, Lancashire. She is most well-know for a Taste of Honey, for which she won the Foyle's New Play Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She wrote the screenplay for the film version with Tony Richardson and was awarded the British Film Academy Award and the Robert Flaherty Award. Her other screenplays ... Read more

Reviews for A Taste of Honey: A Play
'Some of Delaney's themes may feel dated but her writing still glitters dangerously and wittily. A Taste of Honey remains a passionate statement about real people trapped in poverty, deprived of ambition and vulnerable to manipulation by the fickleness of others.' Independent (19 November 2008) 'Brawling, boozing, teenage pregnancy and fractured families: Shelagh Delaney's benchmark drama, first staged by ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for A Taste of Honey: A Play

Subscribe to our newsletter

News on special offers, signed editions & more!