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The Member of the wedding.

Young Frankie Addams is madly jealous of her older brother's impending marriage and looks forward to the day when she too will be able to carry out her own plans.

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  • "Tall, awkward, and lonely, Frankie Addams has a vivid imagination but no friends. She spends most of her time in the kitchen, pouring out her heart to Berenice, the gentle family cook and housekeeper. Frankie's jealousy of her brother's impending marriage, and her curious belief that she must accompany him and his bride on their honeymoon in order to belong, drives her to strange measures. She devises a desperate plan, reinventing herself as the seemingly sophisticated F. Jasmine, a gawky beauty in a pink dress who looks closer to 16 than 12. But she's ill prepared for what follows from this troubling game of make-believe."
  • "Frankie Addams, a motherless twelve-year-old raised by her father and the family's African-American cook, struggles with conflicting feelings about her brother's upcoming wedding."
  • "Young Frankie Addams is madly jealous of her older brother's impending marriage and looks forward to the day when she too will be able to carry out her own plans."@en
  • "A 12-year-old girl learns something about life when her sister gets married and a young boy dies."@en
  • "A 12-year-old girl learns something about life when her sister gets married and a young boy dies."
  • "Drifting and uncertain, a motherless twelve-year old girl called Frankie sees a solution to her unhappiness in the approaching wedding of her elder brother."@en
  • "Drifting and uncertain, a motherless twelve-year old girl called Frankie sees a solution to her unhappiness in the approaching wedding of her elder brother."
  • "At Manhattan theatres, week of January 23, 1950, Empire Theatre, Robert Whitehead, Oliver Rea and Stanley Martineau present Ethel Waters in "The Member of the Wedding," by Carson McCullers, with Julie Harris, directed by Harold Clurman, settings, costumes and lighting by Lester Polakov. Commencing Thursday evening, January 5, 1950."@en
  • "Presents three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl."@en
  • ""Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: At the suggestion of her friend Tennessee Williams, Southern writer Carson McCullers adapted her novella The Member of the Wedding into a touching and poignant play that was an enormous success when it opened on Broadway in 1950, and has long since become a classic of the American theater. With compassion, veracity and wit, in The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon. Bernice Sadie Brown, who has experienced a lifetime of love and loss, is a surrogate mother for Frankie. Portrayed on stage and in the film versions by the great Ethel Waters, Bernice is an epic character, fiercely loyal, down-to-earth, and centered by deep faith."--Publisher's website."
  • "John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center presents the New Phoenix Repertory Company, T. Edward Hambleton, Michael Montel, managing directors, Stephen Porter, Harold Prince, artistic directors in "The Member of the Wedding," by Carson McCullers, scenery by Douglas Higgins, costumes by Donald Brooks, lighting by Ken Billington, incidental music by Charles Strouse, directed by Michael Montel."@en
  • "Twelve-year-old Frankie cannot understand why everyone disapproves of her idea of going on her brother's honeymoon."
  • "Her brother's wedding intensifies a twelve-year-old's need to be recognized as an important person."
  • "Twelve-year-old Frankie is a sensitive and confused child, and has mixed feelings on the occasion of his older brother's wedding."@en
  • "The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers's classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the ;#64257;rst time. Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother's wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin - not to mention her own unbridled imagination - Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, hoping even to go, uninvited, on the honeymoon, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, more accepting than herself. “A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence" (Detroit Free Press), The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best."
  • "Twelve-year-old Frankie cannot understand why everyone disapproves of her idea of going on her brother's honeymoon. A lonely young girl decides that she will accompany her brother and his wife on their honeymoon."
  • "A story of black and white in the American South with Berenice Sadie Brown, a black cook who mothers the motherless Frankie Addams, a lonely over-imaginative Georgia girl."
  • "A story of black and white in the American South with Berenice Sadie Brown, a black cook who mothers the motherless Frankie Addams, a lonely over-imaginative Georgia girl."@en
  • "This is a book about Frankie Adams, a twelve year old girl coming of age in the South during World War II. Within the span of a few hours, the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother's wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look into the mind of a child torn between her yearning to belong and the urge to run away."
  • "With delicacy of perception and memory, humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl. Within the span of a few hours the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother's wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look right into the mind of a child torn between the yearning to belong and the urge to run away."@en
  • "Een 12-jarig, fantasievol meisje, dat aan haar lot wordt overgelaten, zoekt aanspraak bij de zwarte huishoudster."

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