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Her Own Way A Play in Four Acts   By: (1865-1909)

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In "Her Own Way: A Play in Four Acts" by Clyde Fitch, readers are taken on an emotional journey through the intricacies of love and identity. Set in the early 20th century, this play explores the boundaries society places on women and the consequences they face when breaking free.

Fitch's writing style is both captivating and evocative, drawing readers in from the very first scene. The dialogue is sharp and poignant, offering a glimpse into the complexities of human relationships and the inner struggles faced by the characters. Each character is intricately developed, allowing readers to empathize with their dilemmas and motivations.

The protagonist, Diana Carroway, is a remarkable character who defies societal expectations and follows her own path. Her determination and resilience in the face of adversity make her someone readers genuinely root for. As she navigates the challenges of love and her struggle for individuality, Fitch masterfully depicts her internal conflicts and the external pressures she must confront.

The themes explored in "Her Own Way" are timeless and relevant even in today's society. Fitch delves into the confines placed on women at the turn of the century, shedding light on the limited choices available to them and the obstacles they must overcome for their independence. By highlighting these issues, the play prompts readers to reflect on societal norms and question the role of gender in shaping one's destiny.

The pacing of the play is remarkable, with each act building upon the previous one to create a sense of anticipation and tension. Fitch's incorporation of suspense and unexpected twists keeps readers engaged and eager to discover how the characters' stories will unfold.

Additionally, the stage directions in "Her Own Way" are descriptive and vivid, allowing readers to visualize the scenes and envision the emotions conveyed by the characters. Fitch's keen attention to detail in his stage directions adds depth and enhances the overall reading experience.

Overall, "Her Own Way: A Play in Four Acts" by Clyde Fitch is a thought-provoking masterpiece that tackles themes of love, identity, and societal expectations. Fitch's skillful storytelling and well-drawn characters make this play a compelling read. It is undoubtedly a timeless piece of literature that continues to resonate with audiences, even years after its initial publication.

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[Illustration: Macmillan Logo]

Her Own Way






Set up and electrotyped. Published April, 1907.

All acting rights, both professional and amateur, are reserved by Clyde Fitch. Performances forbidden and right of representation reserved. Application for the right of performing this piece must be made to The Macmillan Company. Any piracy or infringement will be prosecuted in accordance with the penalties provided by the United States Statutes:

"SEC. 4966. Any person publicly performing or representing any dramatic or musical composition, for which copyright has been obtained, without the consent of the proprietor of the said dramatic or musical composition, or his heirs or assigns, shall be liable for damages therefor, such damages in all cases to be assessed at such sum, not less than one hundred dollars for the first and fifty dollars for every subsequent performance, as to the Court shall appear to be just. If the unlawful performance and representation be wilful and for profit, such person or persons shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction be imprisoned for a period not exceeding one year... Continue reading book >>

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