Wit: NHB Modern Plays

Autor Margaret Edson
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 31 mar 2000

A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.

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ISBN-13: 9781854594587
ISBN-10: 1854594583
Pagini: 56
Dimensiuni: 129 x 199 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.09 kg
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Locul publicării:United Kingdom


Vivian Bearing, a specialist in the Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to Donne: probing and rational. During the course of her illness, she reassesses her life and work with profundity and wry humour.


" Among the finest plays of the decade . . . An original and urgent work of art." -- David Lyons, "The Wall Street Journal"
" A dazzling and humane play you will remember till your dying day." -- John Simon, "New York" magazine
" [A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play . . . You will feel both
enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted." -- Peter Marks, "The New York Times"
" A one-of-a-kind experience: wise, thoughtful, witty and wrenching." -- Vincent
Canby, "The New York Times Year in Review"
" A thrilling, exciting evening in the theater . . . ["Wit "is] an extraordinary
and most moving play." -- Clive Barnes, "New York Post"
" Wit is exquisite . . . an exhilarating and harrowing 90-minute revelation." --
Linda Winer, "Newsday"
" Edson writes superbly . . . [A] moving, enthralling and challenging experience
that reminds you what theater is for." -- Fintan O' Toole, "New York Daily News "

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