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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Henley Narrator: Ray Baker, Donna Bullock, Arye Gross, Glenne Headly, Sondra Locke, Belita Moreno Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge, and overcome their family's painful past. A BBC co-production.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Natasha | 2/6/2014

    " Read this for our mother-daughter book group and then watched the movie which was an excellent telling of the story and true to the play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica Barkl | 1/20/2014

    " I read this play, originally, in my junior year of high school for a scene study class I was taking with Cheryl-Ann Rossi. I remember, initially, being shocked by all the "seemingly" innocent characters being so sexual, but...now it seems normal. Age, I suppose, I was a late bloomer. Anyway, I still love the characters and it reminded me on this later read of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. I also was surprised that the ending didn't work as well for me as it did in 1995...I didn't care as much for Babe this time. I started watching the film last night and Sissy Spacek helps me like the character of Babe, so, I guess, it's one of the age-old stories of theater where the script is a blueprint for the director, actors, and designers to improve upon. Anyway, I also was surprised that these people did not seem well-to-do to me. They seemed like a lot of lower-class people I know in Northern Idaho, but, I realized this has to do with Southern culture...and some historical trauma that allows this sense of entitlement for not a lot of work. Anyway, well-structured, fun characters...a chestnut, but...good for the college program I work for who is producing it in Winter quarter 2012. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jesse Campagna | 1/17/2014

    " I was once in this as Doc Porter, sad feeling being him. Beauty in the silences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meltha | 1/17/2014

    " I think this really needs to be viewed as opposed to read since it makes infinitely more sense off the page. It's a very good play, though, very original. "

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