According to the comprehensive program notes, between the two World Wars female teachers in Scotland were not only paid less than men, but were forbidden to marry, and liaisons of any sort were also cause for expulsion. It's likely this conflict would have contributed to Miss Brodie's imbalance. Despite her shortcomings, she deserves credit for dedicating her "prime" to her students' enlightenment. Unfortunately, this production does not give her what she is due.


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