Why Marry?

Why Marry Book annotation not available for this title Title Why Marry Author Williams Jesse LynchPublisher Lightning Source IncPublication Date Number of Pages Binding Type HARDCOVERLibrary of Co

  • Title: Why Marry?
  • Author: Jesse Lynch Williams
  • ISBN: 9780548535219
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book annotation not available for this title.Title Why Marry Author Williams, Jesse LynchPublisher Lightning Source IncPublication Date 2007 09 30Number of Pages 256Binding Type HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress

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    1. Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, 1918."Our ideas may be higher than society's, but society rewards and punishes its members according to its own ideas, not ours."The winner of first Pulitzer prize was this controversial comedy which questions the institution of marriage and divorce on the logical, practical, moral and religious ground.The story revolves around an early 20th-century rich family and their interaction with each other about marriage. One of the major plots revolves around Helen and [...]


    2. A dated play regarding societal views of marriage. Very well written and true to today in some respects.


    3. Summary: Couples in a family are each having separate issues surrounding the subject of marriage.Main plot: Ernest and Helen: two scientists who agree that they love each other; and also agree that they do not want to marry.Sub-plots: Rex and Jean: probably don’t really love each other but have decided that it is time to marry.John and Lucy: Established married couple of the family. All of the action of the play takes place at their home. Amidst all the marriage craziness, Lucy eventually anno [...]


    4. "Why Marry?" was the first play by Jesse Lynch Williams and it was difficult to live up to since it won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1918. Originally titled "And So They Were Married" it is a smart and humorous look at society's view of marriage and love and how the two aren't always the same or even appear to be related. While this theme could still be used today, the play probably wouldn't do very well with a modern audience since it is clearly a product of the early 20th century. Nev [...]


    5. Winner of the inaugural Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Why Marry? has a lot going on. One of the things I like about reading plays is they tend to be fairly quick and straightforward reads (excluding Elizabethan and other older drama). Why Marry? is an exception: dense, with a lot to unpack, it feels more like a novel set to script form.I should mention I read an expanded edition of the play: scenes that were cut or shortened during the play’s original run were restored for this edition. Plus it inc [...]


    6. A fairly cruddy Pulitzer prize winning play. Some of the characters are dreadfully overbearing and unfortunately the discussion of the benefits and social utility of marriage and family life no longer hold the same relevance today in the world of de facto relationships. The two main characters scandalise their friends and relatives by deciding not to marry but to live together, until they are tricked into marriage by a suave old judge.


    7. Originally published in 1918, it's an surprisingly relevant play about the significance and nature of marriage, gender roles, and love in our culture.



    8. This was the first play to win the Pulitzer Prize in the category for drama in 1918. It has some interesting commentary on the institutions of marriage, the church, the rich, and gender roles that would be deemed topical even today. That they were arguing some of these issues a hundred years ago is refreshing.It was funny, but the pacing and length seemed a bit off. It needs to be tightened and adapted a bit to play on the modern stage, I think.


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