Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Modern Classics) (Paperback)

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Modern Classics) (Paperback)


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"A bleak and brilliant testament to a life of fleeting pleasure and diminished expectations ... a play of sharp observation, a document of its times." The Guardian

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling each of them think they control.

Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita Sue and Bob Too offers an unwavering portrait of a world of limitations and urban desolation.

Published for the first time in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, featuring a new introduction by Katie Beswick.
Andrea Dunbar was a British playwright. Her first play was The Arbor (1977), a brilliant depiction of an abusive father and daughter relationship. The play premiered at the Royal Court, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, winning the Young Writers' Festival. Her most well-known piece for theatre is Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1982), which was set in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and was a study of the sexual adventures of teenage girls. This was adapted for a film in 1986. Her third play, Shirley was produced in 1986. She died of a brain haemorrhage in 1990, at the age of 29.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350184961
ISBN-10: 1350184969
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2021
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Modern Classics