Balm in Gilead and Other Plays

Balm in Gilead and Other Plays Lanford Wilson is the rare dramatist witty and humorous who sees all his characters from the inside Balm is life itself trapped in a play New York

  • Title: Balm in Gilead and Other Plays
  • Author: Lanford Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780374521561
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lanford Wilson is the rare dramatist, witty and humorous, who sees all his characters from the inside Balm is life itself trapped in a play New York

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    1. I need to reread again in the near future. I am not sure if it was the cacophony of overlapping conversations taking place all at once or the slang that made it difficult for me to get through the first play - I had to read some passages over to actually picture what was going on in a scene. The story about the 2 main characters finally does come together, and I am sure I'll enjoy more the second time around.

    2. Junkies and hustlers and other assorted losers in what seems to aspire to be an animated and noisily symphonic rendering of Hopper's Nighthawks--reading it was chaotic, but I can't imagine seeing it staged. In the odder of the two one-acts, Home Free!, an ostensibly incestuous brother and sister with two imaginary younger siblings (?) pretend to be in an Edward Albee play.The book was a gift from a good friend on the movie shoot.

    3. I only read Balm in Gilead from this book. I am not sure how I felt about it but I will be working on it in class so it should be interesting to see how my opinion changes as I become more familiar with the piece.

    4. Unique in its world--drug dealin' diner. Lots of characters. More about tone and atmosphere than character

    5. I suppose it does kind of prove how good you are if you can write a play like this for as large of a cast.

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