Theater: Game Loser

A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney

In this drama, life is a prize ring without winners. Survival is all. The characters hit the canvas, but they never stay down for the count. Their heads are bloodied, but there is a salty irrepressible humor on their lips. In sum, A Taste of Honey is a profile in the beleaguered courage of outcasts.

The play was first produced in New York in 1960 when British Playwright Delaney was 21. Then, the play seemed to belong to the "kitchen sink" school of regurgitative grievances—today, it...

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