Rutherford and Son

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DOI: 10.5040/9781911501572.00000073
Acts: 3. Roles: Male (4) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Written in 1912 during the upsurge of the British feminist movement, this powerful play deals with the oppressive patriarchal system of the industrial North at that time. Rutherford is the hard, tyrannical master of both his glassworks and his family, who attacks, degrades and rejects each of his children in turn. To his daughter Janet, her banishment is a release, and she forcefully condemns her father and his values.

From Classic Plays by Women

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Aurora Metro Books

Katherine Githa Sowerby

ISBN: 9781906582005

Series: Aurora Metro Books

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