Landscape Of The Body
  • Landscape Of The Body
  • Landscape Of The Body
  • Landscape Of The Body
ISBN: 0802142982
EAN13: 9780802142986
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 1, 2007
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

One of John Guare's classic plays, Landscape of the Body tells the story of a woman's unfulfilled life and premature death -- and her reflections from the grave. Betty travels to New York to convince her sister Rosalie to leave her gritty New York City life and come home to bucolic Maine. After dying in a freak bicycle accident, Rosalie revisits the world she left behind. From the beyond Rosalie witnesses Betty effortlessly easing into her previous persona -- moving into her apartment, taking over her job, but then Betty abruptly loses her teenage son to a gruesome murder. In a sardonic turn of events, Betty finds herself the primary suspect in her son's death. Guare brilliantly moves back and forth in time and space to create and affecting study of the American dream gone awry.

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   A Mainer in the Village - FYI: It's Pronounced Ban-gore Not Banger :)
I am going to Betty for my scene study and I am excited to get my hands on this. Betty's journey from Maine to NYC touches me on a personal level, so perhaps that is why I enjoyed this dark comedy more than others. I received the product quickly via Prime and it came in a good condition.
   Pretentious and tame
I don't know who John Guare is, if there is a more over- rated contemporary American playwright than him. Guare's style is described as quasi- surreal poetic- realism and if that sounds pretentious, that's because it is. To the end. Guare isn't the best playwright on that side of the street. I was shocked by how tame and boring this play was. Where is the darkness and danger of 70s NYC promised in Guare's introduction? I lived in NYC in the 70s and he didn't capture the city's anger or menace. The play was inspired by the double child- murder case of Alice. It inspired a lot of films and plays. None has done justice.