Quartet & Equally Divided
A volume containing Ronald Harwood’s works Quartet and Equally Divided – two plays from one of Britain’s finest playwrights.
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This volume contains two plays by one of Britain’s finest playwrights. In Quartet Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Each year, on 10 October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on . . .
Equally Divided begins shortly after the funeral of Edith and Renata’s mother. Edith, severe, embattled, unmarried, has sacrificed her life to nurse the bedridden old woman. Renata, glamorous and married several times, has spent her life doing what she pleases. When the contents of the will are made known, childhood rivalries re-emerge and the result is a moral tale both powerful and comic.
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