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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; 59782nd edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822210665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822210665
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,262,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 14, 2001
The poem y'all are looking for is "Ode on Intimations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth.
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Although his work was widely celebrated as brilliant portraits of the 'Average American,' William Inge (1913-1973) was deliberately engmatic, a homosexual man who lived in an era of sexual repression and who played out the consequence of sexual repression through the heterosexual characters he created for the stage in such plays as COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA, PICNIC, BUS STOP, and THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, all of which focused on "Average Americans" and found them lonely, uncertain, and sexually strangled. One of his most overt statements, however, was not created for the stage but for the screen: the 1961 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, which Inge wrote directly for the screen on the recommendation of director Elia Kazan. In an era that favored bedroom farces in comedy and cautious innuendo in drama, the movie was a shocker indeed, condemned by one moral group after another for its portrait of sexuality among 1920s teens caught between double sexual double standards that were still commonplace when the film was released.

In the wake of the film's great critical and box office success, Inge allowed the film to be adapted to the stage by F. Andrew Leslie, an author known for similar stage adaptations of such films as THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY SOXER and LILLIES OF THE FIELD. Not surprisingly, the resulting playscript stays very close to the characters and story that Inge created for the film, which follows the semi-tragic arc of two small-town teenage lovers in the 1920s. Bud is a rich kid, the son of an industrialist whose stocks are part of the 1920s roar; Deenie is a pretty girl from an ordinary home. Both are passionate about each other and hungry for sex, but both are railroaded by ways in which society and their parents force them into the mores of the day.
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A Kid's Review on November 25, 2000
I loved the book it pulled me in till the very last page there was such a meaning to it and it was so wonderfully written I enjoyed it so much that I went and got the movie and it was equilly great. I would reccomend the book to any one
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By A Customer on October 13, 2000
I liked the movie very much. I want to read the poem from the movie!
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