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Eugenia and Eugenics is a stage play by Agatha Christie which was never published. It is a short one act comedy which pokes fun at the eugenic philosophy then gaining traction in the 1910s. In the play, set in 1914, the U.K. is soon to enact a "Marriage Supervision Bill" which would only allow the physically and mentally perfect to marry. Eugenia decides to be at the forefront of the next society craze and goes to a Eugenics Institute which advertises "perfect partners". However the institute turns out not to be what she had hoped and she ends up marrying a man who is devoted to her but who admits that he is far from perfect.[1]

References

  1. Julius Green, Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre, (London: HarperCollins, 2018), 49-53, ebook edition. In footnote 19 to this chapter, Green states his source is a typescript of the play in the Agatha Christie Archive.
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