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The Matchgirls By Bill Owen

The Matchgirls
by Bill Owen

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The Matchgirls Summary


The Matchgirls: Libretto by Bill Owen

Based on fact, the story tells of a strike by the girls in a match factory in 1888, when unions were still groping for recognition and mass withdrawal of labour was an almost unheard-of strategy in industrial relations. The match-cutters finally rebel against working conditions in which young girls had their jaws rotted away by phosphorus, and discipline was maintained by a system of crippling fines and sanctions. A grim episode, perhaps, but not many minutes of the play are allowed to pass before the natural ebullience of the traditional Cockney sparrow helps to create sparkling entertainment which warms the heart, yet retains the essential drama of the central theme.13 women, 5 men

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GOR003630032
The Matchgirls: Libretto by Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Acting Edition S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Samuel French Ltd
1967-11-30
56
0573080445
9780573080449
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