Dance Margaret Edson Wit: A Play

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Wit: A Play

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A celebrated but exacting professor of metaphysical poetry, endeavouring to cope with experimental and aggressive treatment for an equally aggressive illness. A towering academic caught between metaphysics, medicine and her own mettle.

Confined to a hospital bed, with her life nearing its final chapter and the memory of her academia past as her coping mechanism, Vivian Bearing discovers grace, forgiveness and above all, her true self, in the nick of time.

Pulitzer-prize winning WIT is a striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.

Julie Hesmondhalgh plays Vivian in this 2015 revival of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner, seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Revue de presse :

Cuts deep… a coruscating metaphor for all our helpless efforts to orchestrate our lives, despite our awareness of our mortality. --The Times

Delightfully funny and deeply moving… its final radiant moment is breathtaking. --Independent

Truly wonderful emotionally battering, yes, but very funny, never mawkish and ultimately exultant. --Telegraph

Edson's writing has its harrowing moments but it is never maudlin... A genuinely life-enhancing play about death --Guardian

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Description du livre FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. État : New. 193 x 124 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer AwardMargaret Edson s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence s unifying experiences mortality while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity. In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?The immediacy of the presentation, and the clarity and elegance of Edson s writing, make this sophisticated, multilayered play accessible to almost any interested reader. As the play begins, Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English who hasspent years studying and teaching the intricate, difficult Holy Sonnets of theseventeenth-century poet John Donne, is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Confident of her ability to stay in control of events, she brings to her illness the same intensely rational and painstakingly methodical approach that has guided her stellar academic career. But as her disease and its excruciatingly painful treatment inexorably progress, she begins to question the single-minded values and standards that have always directed her, finally coming to understand the aspects of life that make it truly worth living. N° de réf. du libraire ABZ9780571198771

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Description du livre FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. État : New. 193 x 124 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer AwardMargaret Edson s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence s unifying experiences mortality while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity. In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?The immediacy of the presentation, and the clarity and elegance of Edson s writing, make this sophisticated, multilayered play accessible to almost any interested reader. As the play begins, Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English who hasspent years studying and teaching the intricate, difficult Holy Sonnets of theseventeenth-century poet John Donne, is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Confident of her ability to stay in control of events, she brings to her illness the same intensely rational and painstakingly methodical approach that has guided her stellar academic career. But as her disease and its excruciatingly painful treatment inexorably progress, she begins to question the single-minded values and standards that have always directed her, finally coming to understand the aspects of life that make it truly worth living. N° de réf. du libraire ABZ9780571198771

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