The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest Gabrielle Maple is a waitress in an Arizona diner at the edge of the Petrified Forest who feels trapped in a provincial dead end and has all but given up on her dream of a finer meaningful life as an

  • Title: The Petrified Forest
  • Author: Robert E. Sherwood
  • ISBN: 9780822208891
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gabrielle Maple is a waitress in an Arizona diner at the edge of the Petrified Forest who feels trapped in a provincial dead end and has all but given up on her dream of a finer, meaningful life as an artist in France Alan Squier is a disillusioned writer who is hitchiking his way to the Petrified Forest where he is planning to commit suicide When Squier stops intoGabrielle Maple is a waitress in an Arizona diner at the edge of the Petrified Forest who feels trapped in a provincial dead end and has all but given up on her dream of a finer, meaningful life as an artist in France Alan Squier is a disillusioned writer who is hitchiking his way to the Petrified Forest where he is planning to commit suicide When Squier stops into the diner, he reinvigorates Maple s dreams of a better life and begins to find his own sense of self worth revitalized.

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    1. I only occasionally read plays because there is usually not enough description and, because of the nature of the writing, they seem short and choppy. However, I try to break out of my routine reading at times and sometimes I like to read the book from which a movie was developed . I am not sure how I came upon this book but I enjoy watching movies made in the 30's and 40's and I think I saw the movie, starring Humphrey Bogart, on Turner Classic Movies. It must have made an impression for me to r [...]

    2. No doubt read in prep school. Just recalled via reading "Revolutionary Road". Have seen the movie at least once. Was not a "breakthrough" part for Bogart though he was good in it as he'd been on Broadway. It took him several more years to finally mature into his tough-guy star persona. Date read is a guess.

    3. The Petrified Forest by Robert SherwoodAn excellent play- 9 out of 10We are near the Arizona desert, in the vicinity of The Petrified Forest, where a roadside diner is run by the Maple family.Gabrielle is the heroine of the story, where the father- Jason and the grandfather Gramp are secondary characters.Gabrielle is half- French and her mother went back to France, where the romantic young woman wants to travel.Her dream is to move to Bourge and become a painter there.The problem is she is unawa [...]

    4. This was a fun read, but not a great one. It has some interesting ideas but it is flawed by over-the-top melodrama and romantic cliché and it's not nearly as good as the novel in which it appears as a failed community theater production: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Act I is full of promise and sets up themes of spiritual angst and empty intellectualism that readers familiar with Revolutionary Road will find themselves perking up at. Gabby Maple is a despairing small town waitress with [...]

    5. just okded this to my list from it's reference in "revolutionary road" Gabby was the perfect character for the main character in RR to play!looking forward to seeing the movie production of this play.

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