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Why Marry?

Jesse Lynch Williams

Narrator LibriVox Community

Publisher: LibriVox

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Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers."Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast:Narrator- Elizabeth KlettJesse Lynch Williams - Elizabeth KlettA most estimable lady - EzwaBachelor's niece - Diana MajlingerJEAN, the host's younger sister, who has been brought up to be married and nothing else - Arielle LipshawREX, an unmarried neighbor, who has not been brought up to be anything but rich - John FrickerLUCY, the hostess, who is trying her best to be "just an old-fashioned wife" in a new-fashioned home - KatineUNCLE EVERETT, a Judge, who belongs to the older generation and yet understands the new—and believes in divorce - Algy PugCOUSIN THEODORE, a clergyman and yet a human being, who believes in everything—except divorce - SamanemJOHN, who owns the house and almost every one in it—and does not believe in divorce - Marty KrisHELEN, the host's other sister, whom every one wants to marry, but who doesn't want to marry any one - AvailleERNEST, a scientist, who believes in neither divorce nor marriage but makes a great discovery - Matthew ReeceTHE BUTLER - David LawrenceAudio edited by Linette Geisel
Duration: about 3 hours (03:07:16)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1917. Copyright Statment: —