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Killing of Sister George

Frank Marcus

Killing of Sister George

a comedy.

by Frank Marcus

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Published by Samuel French in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Four women.

SeriesFrench"s acting edition
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15067636M
ISBN 100573015198


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The Killing of Sister George book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A scathing examination of the public and private lives /5. Directed by Robert Aldrich. With Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser. The life of a soap opera actress begins to unravel /10(K).

"Sister George" of the title is Britain's best-loved soap opera character, played by actress June Buckeridge (Beryl Reid).

Buckeridge has become so identified with her character--a sweet old Miss Marple-ish nurse who putters around her quaint little village on a motor scooter- /5(35). By Melissa Anderson in the January-February Issue. Like Gertrude Stein, tweedy, randy, butch June Buckridge, the flawed heroine of The Killing of Sister George, has a fondness for the liked to write about “making a cow come out,” which meant giving Alice B.

Toklas an orgasm; Buckridge, one of the most inimitable characters in Robert Aldrich’s filmography, expressed her. Killing of Sister George, London, United Kingdom. 46 likes. 50th Anniversary production of iconic play by Frank Marcus. Produced by Artful Theatre at London Theatre Workshop 29 October - 21 November Followers: The Killing of Sister George (Acting Edition) Paperback – Febru by Frank Marcus (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(3). The Lesbian Gateways Club on the King’s Road and The Killing of Sister George. Between the 9th and 16th of June in The Gateways club became internationally famous when it appeared as a backdrop to many scenes filmed for The Killing Of Sister George, a movie starring Beryl Reid, Coral Browne and Susannah York.

The Killing of Sister George starts with the same attitude and never relaxes long enough to get out of shock mode; while resolutely refusing to be cheaply exploitative about his ground-breaking subject matter, Aldrich has nevertheless made a movie that comes off as an unpleasant freak show.

June is quick and hearty with her laughter but also. Highly controversial at the time of its release, Robert Aldrich's bitter comedy-drama stars Beryl Reid as a soap opera star who is engaged in a dissolving lesbian relationship with an aspiring 71%.

Infamous Sphere takes a look at the story of the world's most grumpy lesbian, and wonders what it would be like to have one's own theme song. This episode was originally uploaded in December Editorial Reviews. Robert Aldrich's The Killing of Sister George is a powerful black comedy that continues to generate controversy over its portrayal of lesbian relationships.

The central relationship is disturbing and fascinating, not due to the sex of the characters, but due to its sometimes abusive : Kl Studio Classics. The Killing Of Sister George ComingSoon - Duration: Talking Pictures TV 2, views.

PATRICIA MEDINA in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE () - Duration: The British film adaptation of Frank Marcus’s hit play The Killing of Sister George remains an important work of early gay & lesbian cinema, and Robert Aldrich’s body of film work.

The “killing” of George in the title is a metaphorical death — that of “Sister George,” a smarmy apple-cheeked do-gooder who stars in a sentimental BBC series about quiant village life. THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE great movie PRESSBOOK PRESSBOOK.

A pressbook was sent to theater owners by the studio to help promote the film. It usually contains photos and stories for clipping out and used for newspaper Rating: % positive.

The Killing of Sister George at the Cheri. By Esther Dyson "THIS BOOK is about love, not sex," said the blurbs for Lolita. A number of disappointed readers found this to be true. Get this from a library. The killing of Sister George: a comedy.

[Frank Marcus] -- Synopsis: George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can.

Genre/Form: Fiction Queer pulps Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marcus, Frank. Killing of Sister George. New York: Bantam Books,© A scathing examination of the public and private lives of so-called "cultural icons".

"Sister George" is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge the actress, is a swaggering, foul-mouthed, alcoholic lesbian in a long-term relationship with waifish Alice "Childie" McNaught.

I had been out of work for some time and badly needed a job when I was asked to audition for a play by Frank Marcus called The Killing of Sister George.

It Author: Guardian Staff. Other articles where The Killing of Sister George is discussed: Robert Aldrich: The s: The controversial The Killing of Sister George () is an adaptation of the Frank Marcus play about an aging soap opera actress (Beryl Reid) who fears she is losing both her television role and her young lesbian lover (Susannah York).

Although well made, the film initially received. THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, (ctr) Susannah York, Beryl Reid, Coral Browne – The loneliness of Sister George- Beryl Reid as June who plays Sister George on the popular BBC soap opera. The last moments of the film, sums up her alienation as she reflects back on the sound stage.

The Killing of Sister George is hardly a "positive" view of lesbianism but it was a groundbreaking drama for its time. On the other hand, despite its share of bitchy dialogue and stereotypical butch/femme posturing, Aldrich's picture does not set out to condemn, laugh at or otherwise criticize lesbians.

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£/5. The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) production of The Killing of Sister George leaves you wondering why they would choose this play. TACT says, The Killing of Sister George is a “groundbreaking drama about the nature of sexual identity, power and politics in a changing world.” It may be that the play as written explores those themes, but they are not explored in this production.

The Killing of Sister George location: George and Childie take a cab to the club: Rutland Mews South, London SW7. In fancy dress as Laurel and Hardy, George and Childie take the cab vacated by their neighbours at 19 Rutland Mews South – just across the way from their flat.

Arts Theatre, London. Meera Syal, Belinda Lang and Elizabeth Cadwallader star in The Killing of Sister George at the Arts Theatre, London Photograph: Donald CooperAuthor: Michael Billington.

The Killing of Sister GeorgeReviewer's Ratinghen Frank Marcus’s The Killing of Sister George opened init was a controversial piece. It was one of the first plays to depict a lesbian relationship, and questioned major institutions like the BBC, at a time when they had a special place in the hearts and minds of [ ]3/5.

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The Killing of Sister George (Dec). Director: Robert Aldrich Writer: Lukas Heller From a play: The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus Keywords: Drama.

The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Killing of Sister George: Frank Marcus: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(71). BFI Uncut Season: 'The Killing of Sister George' review. 04 December ; CineVue ★★★☆☆ Screening as part of November's BFI Uncut Season at London's Southbank, The Killing of Sister George () follows the turbulent relationship that takes place between same sex lovers June.

Kathleen Turner as June Buckridge and Clea Aslip as Childie in a scene from "The Killing of Sister George," at the Long Wharf Theatre through Dec. Turner also directs the play (T. Charles.

The Killing of Sister George is a rare and unflinching glimpse into real-life lates lesbianism, and it deserves reputation rehabilitation. Google Tag Manager Politics. The Killing of Sister George () June is an actress who portrays the popular Sister George in a British soap opera. The actress spends her time drinking and engaging in lesbian sex with her.