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The Twelve Pound Look

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(1920)

From Contemporary One-Act Plays (1922), compiled by B. Roland Lewis, Professor and Head of the Department of English in the University of Utah; Author of "The Technique of the One-Act Play"


Barrie had a long string of successes on the stage after Peter Pan, many of which discuss social concerns. This 1 Act play The Twelve Pound Look concerns a wife divorcing a peer and gaining an independent income.


CHARACTERS
"Sir" Harry Sims
Lady Sims
Kate
Tombes


A woman marries a cold, wealthy businessmen in order to financially support her younger brothers and sisters. She later saves enough money to buy a typewriter and leaves her husband to work independently as a writer.


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