Why why do you get all this life when it ca not be used? Why - why do y'get.. all these..feelin's an'dreams an'hopes if they can't ever be used?" This is the question Shirley Valentine, an English housewife and mother, asks herself. After her children have left home, her only purpose in life is getting dinner ready in time for her grumbling husband who has long ceased to love her. Having nobody
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modern fairy tale and too optimistic to be a realistic drama SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a witty, intelligent and very touching play about the search for happiness. With only one actress on stage Willy Russell succeeds in creating a whole microcosm with dreamers and bores, with hope and frustration, with light and shadow. In her lively narration Shirley brings all the other characters to life and gives the audience a vivid impression of her complex world.