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Doubt: A Parable
Doubt A Parable
Author: John Patrick Shanley
This is a script from the original brilliant play, the #1 play of 2004.  — The setting is the Bronx, New York in 1964, and takes place mostly in the offices of a Catholic School. — Cast: 1 m, 3 f — Plot Overview: Based upon a few circumstantial details and a lot of intuition, the ultra-stern nun, Sister Aloysius Beauvier belie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781559362764
ISBN-10: 1559362766
Publication Date: 4/26/2005
Pages: 58
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Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Not actually a book, it's a short play so that disappointed me as when I received it as a wishlist book, I thought it would be the novelization of the screenplay, not the short stage play.
So it is a much shorter version of the story told in the acclaimed movie and has only 4 roles though the other characters are mentioned by these main players.
Though set in the 1960's, the story raises questions much in today's news about just when a suspicion of child molestation should be reported and to whom. Are certain personality characteristics or habits instantly suspect? Is it just gossip or something more? Does the status of the reporter or the status of the suspected molester effect the outcome? Or are we all just too paranoid?
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