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I Have Taken A Prisoner by Dorothy Blewett

sub1 THEMES: Love, Identity and Self-sacrifice
LENGTH: 2 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
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   PLAYWRIGHT: Dorothy Blewett
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Name: I Have Taken A Prisoner by Dorothy Blewett
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Alleyne Manning has won the lottery. After decades of hard office work, she can finally afford a tasteful apartment filled with furnishings, which are as dear to her as her new financial security. She plans to spend her days relaxing, playing bridge, and indulging in her comfortable life. However, she is already begining to feel a little bored. Alleyne's curt friends barely have a chance to criticise her situation before Lise Farra, and English ballerina, appears on Alleyne's sundeck — stranded and seeking a way home. 

The two fall immediately into sympathy with one another, and many months pass while they enjoy time together. Their relationship is marked by ongoing arguments–Lise is intense and tenacious, and often dissatisfied. Alleyne believes women ought to find companionship in men, and urges Lise to follow suit. Throughout the ensuing drama the two women find themselves drawn back to one another, time after time. Alleyne must eventually decide between the life and the man she had hoped for, and the grippind appeal of a life with Lise.  

PROD HISTI Have Taken a Prisoner was not produced during Blewett's lifetime. In June 2018 the play received a rehearsed reading at The University of Queensland.  


ISBN:  978 1 925338 56 0 

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