Cry the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton

Rating: 4 (6 votes)

Tags: Set in South Africa Male author

Cry, the Beloved Country

The heroine in this actor's tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares egg and chips for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an "adventure" with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.


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(6 years ago)
31 Dec, 2017
I read this book when I was in High School, decades ago, and I found it very interesting. I intend to reread it soon.

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