August: Osage County

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One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Overview

One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822223009
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 58,281
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug and Man From Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where August: Osage County premiered.
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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    Best play since Death of a Salesman

    I saw this play performed in Des Moines, Iowa; I thought it was hilarious. But I also knew there was a deeper layer, too, so I bought this script.

    This story captures life in modern day rural America. It tackles issues like suicide, drug use, sexual harrassment, divorce and-most importantly-caring for members of "the Greatest Generation." The characters are educated but honest; loveable but flawed; humorous but grave. The distance between the generations are apparent, and handled realistically but also with social comment.

    If you get a chance to see the play, don't miss it! If you can't see it, read the play slowly, there are multiple layers of beauty woven into this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

    The course language and adult themes are not for the feint of heart, and it is not appropriate for children or (IMHO) kids under 14.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    It is a play....

    I did not review before ordering. Did not realize it was a play. A waste of money for me. Very disapointed.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A Theatrical Triumph

    Tracy Letts' 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a triumph, and one that certainly stands with O'Neill, Williams, and Albee for its relentless and unflinching treatment of family secrets, resentments, & retaliations. The dialogue is brilliant and the biting humor is not to be missed. This is an essential for lovers of theater and literature.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Disappointed!!!

    I was expecting to read a book, not a play.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Blackest of All Black Comedies

    Tracy Letts weaves a twisted tale, indeed. This black comedy (with a running time of 3 hr. 20 min) is quite possibly the best piece of dramatic literature I have ever read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

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    Great play

    This is a recent play with very interesting characters to play with for Michael Chekhov work. There are many great monologues in it as well. It is indeed a dramatic play with comedic elements. It can be scary admitting you know people like the characters in this play.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Know is a play

    When i read it as i think of a book but the play turn into the movie as i ead the play ad i read like a movie and get a picture in yor mind

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Great Play

    Loved seeing it, loved reading it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Gale to Astrid

    "Thats what she said!" XD

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Astrid

    Hate Gale from my guts, love Guthix fom mai soul. XD

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Anonmyous

    I like both!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Wasp

    What do you mean by 'like'? I consider Guthix more of a friend than Gale.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Sammie

    No one cuz i idk gale well and guthix is dead to meh now *leaves forever*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Anonymous

    Guthix :P

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Anonymoys

    Guthix ¿ 1000000000

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Unknown

    Both /)^_^(\

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very well written play.

    Taking playwriting class

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 31, 2010

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    Posted November 28, 2011

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    Posted August 26, 2011

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