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Short Eyes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2006

    an awesome play

    i finished reading this play the same day i bought it. i really like his work and i encourage all to read it. peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2003

    A play that grabs the reader emotionally.

    The play ¿Short Eyes¿ is a powerfully told truth about prison life. The setting takes place in the day room of a House of Detention. The cast of actors are mostly made up of Blacks, Puerto Ricans and a few Whites. They are young convicts. They exchange taunts, fighting & insults just to keep their sanity intact, and some sense of a community. An accused child molester is brought into the cellblock. He is called a degenerate by a guard. A child molester (or in prison slang a ¿short eyes¿) is considered the most despicable of people. Mr. Pinero, while serving a five year sentence for armed robbery in Sing Sing Prison, started writing the play. Marvin Felix Camillo read some of Miguel¿s work and asked him to sign up in his drama workshop in the prison. This was a workshop for convicts interested in writing and acting. Miguel was encouraged to write plays. The drama work shop evolved into an acting company called The Family. Joseph Papp produced the play ¿Short Eyes¿ at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Short Eyes won the best American play of 1973 & 74 by the New York drama critics circle award. Miguel Pinero¿s play ¿Short Eyes¿ is straight on! It doesn¿t pull any punches. It holds back absolutely nothing on life in jail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2002

    This Book DA BOMB!!

    Man, this play is just too kool! I really dig the way this Miguel cat got down with the freaks, baby. Junkies, whores, liars, stone cold killers, East Side of New York! Hell, I thought it was Washington D.C. This Miguel dude was defintely a dude for all seasons.

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    Posted January 24, 2009

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