An important play which raises many issues which need discussion in the 1990's. It paints a powerful picture of a family without moral, material, aesthetic or imaginative resource, each of them victims of a cycle of deprivation from which they can see relief only through money and physical power. The vicious murder of a woman is the culmination of the frustrated expression of anger by the men, who are, nonetheless, loved and cared for by their own women. This is a disturbing piece of writing which seems to reflect the fears of many: that society is failing its citizens -- both victims and perpetrators (2 acts, 3 men, 4 women).
Table of Contents
Introduction; Savoury Mainland; Dessert Island; Natural Food Dyes; Edible Flower Glossary; Index.