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Ludlow Fair

by Lanford Wilson

A short little one-act about a pair of roommates who have been swindled by one of their boyfriends. Two things I took from this - 1) the very funny opening monologue where Rachel tries to be her own therapist.. and 2) the reference to this beautiful poem by A.E. Housman:

Oh I have been to Ludlow fair
And left my necktie God knows where,
And carried half way home, or near,
Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer:
Then the world seemed none so bad,
And I myself a sterling lad;
And down in lovely muck I've lain,
Happy till I woke again.
Then I saw the morning sky:
Heigho, the tale was all a lie;
The world, it was the old world yet,
I was I, my things were wet,
And nothing now remained to do
But begin the game anew.                
-"A Shropshire Lad." by A.E. Housman

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