Theater: Games Lesbians Play

The Killing of Sister Georqe, by Frank Marcus, is an abrasive English comedy of cruelty on one of comedy's classic themes—fraud. It measures the ironic gap between public appearance and private reality.

The heroine (Beryl Reid) has for years played the part of a kindly rural nurse. Sister George, in a sentimentally bucolic radio serial about a small English country town. In the serial, Sister George performs good deeds and put-puts around on her motor bike singing hymns with homey off-pitch piety. Off the air, in her London flat, Sister George is a horsy, cigar-chewing, gin-swilling, bull-roaring lesbian who coarsely flays her...

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