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Freaks: An Idyll of Suburbia

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"Freaks: An Idyll of Suburbia" by Arthur Wing Pinero delves deep into the complexities of human nature and societal expectations. The novel follows the lives of a diverse group of characters living in a suburban community, each facing their own struggles and challenges.

Pinero's writing is both thought-provoking and engaging, exploring themes of identity, conformity, and the facade of suburban perfection. The characters are well-developed and multidimensional, each bringing a unique perspective to the story.

One of the most compelling aspects of the novel is its exploration of the concept of normalcy and how it is often just a facade maintained for societal acceptance. The characters' struggles with fitting in and being true to themselves add depth and complexity to the plot.

Overall, "Freaks: An Idyll of Suburbia" is a thought-provoking and poignant novel that will leave readers reflecting on the nature of identity and conformity. Pinero's storytelling is compelling and immersive, making this a must-read for anyone looking for a unique and introspective exploration of human nature.

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When Mrs. Herrick's brother Charlie dies, he leaves his money in trust for members of the circus he used to own under the name of "Segantini's World Renowned Mammoth International Hippodrome and Museum of Living Marvels". When five of the Extraordinary Mortals of the circus show up to visit with the Ordinary Mortals at Mrs. Herrick's country house, there is a clash of cultures.... - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Ordinary Mortals: Mrs. Herrick, nee Smith : Linda Webster Ronald : Adrian Stephens Sheila : Matea Bracic Lady Ball-Jennings : Sonia Sir Norton Ball-Jennings : Alan Mapstone Reverend Stephen Glyn : Greg Giordano Mr. Edward Waterfield, M.R.C.S : Jake Malizia Collingridge : Sandra Schmit Extraordinary Mortals : Horatio Tilney: ToddHW James Eddowes: Jim Locke Thomas Quincy Pratt: Tomas Peter Julie Maud Pratt: Jenn Broda Rosa Balmano: Availle Stage Directions: Mira Williams Editing: ToddHW

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