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The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Vanita Maya
The Killing Of Sister George
The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: Radha May
The Killing Of Sister George 1969 Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George 1969 Full Movie
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Alvin Keller
The Killing of Sister George : the Gateways club
The Killing of Sister George : the Gateways club
Published: 2009/03/16
Channel: Madeleine S.
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PT 1
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PT 1
Published: 2009/04/09
Channel: veracity52
Mark Kermode
Mark Kermode's Cult Film Corner: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2010/02/21
Channel: Glittering Delights
The Killing of Sister George 1968 Official Movie ( With English Subtitles )
The Killing of Sister George 1968 Official Movie ( With English Subtitles )
Published: 2017/11/25
Channel: Donald P. Pinion
The Killing of Sister George Scones Scene
The Killing of Sister George Scones Scene
Published: 2013/07/10
Channel: MultiChannelZero
Rod Stewart - "The Killing Of Georgie" (Part I & II) (Official Music Video)
Rod Stewart - "The Killing Of Georgie" (Part I & II) (Official Music Video)
Published: 2014/03/01
Channel: Rod Stewart
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Infamous Sphere
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 3
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 3
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George Trailer
The Killing of Sister George Trailer
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: Long Wharf Theatre
The Killing of Sister George (1968) Full Movie
The Killing of Sister George (1968) Full Movie
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: Rolani Anders
The Killing of Sister George 1968 New
The Killing of Sister George 1968 New
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: Karen S. Wells
The Killing of Sister George - The Scones Scene
The Killing of Sister George - The Scones Scene
Published: 2012/09/21
Channel: MultiChannelZero
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 12
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 12
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 6
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 6
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 9
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 9
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Robert ALDRICH, 1968) Beryl REID
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Robert ALDRICH, 1968) Beryl REID
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: Baby Jane Hudson
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE by Frank Marcus (TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, Fall 2014)
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE by Frank Marcus (TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, Fall 2014)
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: TACT/The Actors Company Theatre
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 2
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 2
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George (Opening Credits) 1968
The Killing of Sister George (Opening Credits) 1968
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: MultiChannelZero
Some Home Truths
Some Home Truths
Published: 2008/09/14
Channel: nickipee
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 11
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 11
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George Commercial
The Killing of Sister George Commercial
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: Long Wharf Theatre
The Killing of Sister George
The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: Sarah Shelton
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 4
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 4
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing Of Sister George
The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2008/02/25
Channel: soutv
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 10
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 10
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 14 END
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 14 END
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
PATRICIA MEDINA in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (1968)
PATRICIA MEDINA in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (1968)
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Los Angeles Morgue Files
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: William Ohara
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 7
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 7
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 8
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 8
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Movie portrayal of lesbians: The Killing of Sister George
Movie portrayal of lesbians: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: Elizabeth Bathory
Sister George - Drag King QUEERCORE EXPLOSION #10
Sister George - Drag King QUEERCORE EXPLOSION #10
Published: 2013/01/01
Channel: Queercore Explosion
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 5
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 5
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Gerald Fried - Music From "The Killing of Sister George" (1968)
Gerald Fried - Music From "The Killing of Sister George" (1968)
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Dave Fuller
The Killing of Sister George test
The Killing of Sister George test
Published: 2014/12/19
Channel: TACT (The Actors Company Theatre)
Theme From The Killing of Sister George
Theme From The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2011/08/23
Channel: robotsinheat
Sister George Larissa Copetti and Raquel Tillo
Sister George Larissa Copetti and Raquel Tillo
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: Larissa Copetti
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Mark Syder
Pink: Past & Present - The Killing Of Sister George
Pink: Past & Present - The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: First Take
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of sister George
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of sister George
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Mark Syder
Theme From "The Killing of Sister George"
Theme From "The Killing of Sister George"
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Walter Sear - Topic
Two on the Aisle - The Killing of Sister George - Max and Louie Productions
Two on the Aisle - The Killing of Sister George - Max and Louie Productions
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Two On The Aisle
The Killing of Sister George - Tracy Lynn LaMar & Samantha Del Mercado
The Killing of Sister George - Tracy Lynn LaMar & Samantha Del Mercado
Published: 2010/05/21
Channel: YoUreTube
Sister George "Sister George"
Sister George "Sister George"
Published: 2007/12/23
Channel: halfsquirrel
Sister George "Virus Envy"
Sister George "Virus Envy"
Published: 2007/12/23
Channel: halfsquirrel
Rod Stewart - The killing of Georgie
Rod Stewart - The killing of Georgie
Published: 2009/06/06
Channel: dutchmanmm
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The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was later adapted into a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.

Stage version[edit]

Sister George is a beloved character in the popular radio series Applehurst, a nurse who ministers to the medical needs and personal problems of the local villagers. She is played by June Buckridge, who in real life is a gin-guzzling, cigar-chomping, slightly sadistic masculine woman, the antithesis of the sweet character she plays. She is often called George in real life, and lives with Alice "Childie" McNaught, a younger dimwitted woman she often verbally and sometimes physically abuses. When George discovers that her character is scheduled to be killed, she becomes increasingly impossible to work and live with. Mercy Croft, an executive at the radio station, intercedes in her professional and personal lives, supposedly to help, but she actually has an agenda of her own.

Although it is strongly implied that George and Childie are lesbians, and towards the end it is suggested that Mercy could be as well, this is never explicitly stated. Marcus intended the play to be a farce, not a serious treatment of lesbianism, but because there was so little material about lesbians, it became treated as such.[citation needed]

The story is usually regarded as a parody of the killing of Grace Archer in The Archers (an episode much better known at the time the play was written than it would be in the 21st century). It may also have been inspired by the sacking of actress Ellis Powell from Mrs Dale's Diary, and has sometimes been compared with What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.[1][2] The death of Martha Longhurst (actress Lynne Carol) in the English television serial Coronation Street in 1964 may also have been an inspiration.

The Killing of Sister George premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in April 1965, in a production directed by Val May.[3] After a tour, the production moved to the Duke of York's Theatre in London, opening on 17 June 1965, with the original cast including Beryl Reid as June Buckridge, Eileen Atkins as Childie and Lally Bowers as Mercy Croft.[4] In April 1966, the production moved to the St. Martin's Theatre. On 5 October 1966, the show opened at the Belasco Theatre in New York, with the original cast of Reid, Atkins, and Bowers. Hermione Baddeley, Andree Melly and Margaret Courtenay took over at the St. Martin's. Reid won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for the Broadway production.

A West End revival in 1995 starred Miriam Margolyes, Serena Evans, and Josephine Tewson. In 2011, a revival at the Arts Theatre in London featured Meera Syal as George. Directed by Iqbal Khan, the cast also included Elizabeth Cadwallader, Belinda Lang, and Helen Lederer.

In 1968 the play was adapted into a feature film, which was somewhat darker and made the lesbian elements more explicit.

Radio adaptation[edit]

John Tydeman adapted and directed the play for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast on April 25, 2009, Sarah Badel played George, Lucy Whybrow played Childie and Anna Massey played Mercy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-lifestyle/whats-on-uxbridge/theatre-uxbridge/2008/07/09/the-killing-of-sister-george-113046-21306075/ review of one production
  2. ^ cjubb (2009-10-02). "The Killing Of Sister George at Trinity in Tunbridge Wells". Thisiskent.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ Coveney, Michael (2012-04-16). "Val May obituary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Comedy Fulfilment Of New Writer". The Times (56351). London. 1965-06-18. p. 15. 

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