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Agnes Colander

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Harley Granville Barker

Published by Methuen

2 Male 3 Female

"We should all have been taught more of life and less good manners"

It's three years since Agnes, an artist, left her unfaithful husband Henry

Now he writes to her in her Kensington studio begging to reunite

But Agnes married young

And now her innocence has gone and her ambition and independence are growing

As she travels from London to France, Agnes finds herself torn between Otho, a worldly Danish artist

And Alec, an infatuated younger suitor

Torn between a longing to paint and be an independent woman and a yearning to be loved

This witty and compelling exploration of love, sexual attraction and independence was written in 1900 and unearthed among Granville Barker's papers in the British Library a century later

Revised by playwright and librettist Richard Nelson this edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath in Spring 2018

REVIEWS

"When I first read it I was gobsmacked. It was so modern" ~ Trevor Nunn

★★★★ "Engaging and enlightening " ~ Broadway World

★★★★ "How relevant the subject matter is to life in the 21st century a final act which is both passionate and compelling" ~ Bristol Post

★★★★ "A bona fide revelation the crucial, thrilling thing is that it works, holds our attention, captures the ebb and flow of recognisable confused feelings" ~ Daily Telegraph

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