Aunt Dan and Lemon: A Play

Aunt Dan and Lemon: A Play

by Wallace Shawn

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This current New York hit is about people who do not believe that human beings are capable of compassion. Stage action features the cold-blooded strangling of a client by a prostitute and monologues justifying the Holocaust and the bombing of Vietnam. In a lengthy afterword Shawn discusses how momentary lapses of logic can subtly undermine our moral sense, gradually creating an immoral world view. However, many readers may feel that the text of the play communicates the very attitudes that Shawn states he deplores. A dark, difficult, and extremely disturbing play. Susan Thach Dean, Fine Arts Div., Chicago P.L.

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