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Full Moon and Other Plays

Full Moon and Other Plays

by Reynolds Price
     
 

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The second collection of plays from award-winning novelist Reynolds Price. Delicate examinations of love, faith, family and race, written in the eloquent vernacular of Price's native North Carolina. Includes: Full Moon(1992), Early Dark (1977), and Private Contentment (1982). "A born playwright." --Time

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The second collection of plays from award-winning novelist Reynolds Price. Delicate examinations of love, faith, family and race, written in the eloquent vernacular of Price's native North Carolina. Includes: Full Moon(1992), Early Dark (1977), and Private Contentment (1982). "A born playwright." --Time

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Brad Hooper
Southerner Price isn't satisfied just with being one of the premier novelists in the land--and aren't we glad he isn't! To his growing list of distinguished novels, the most recent being the heartbreakingly lovely "Blue Calhoun" , Price has over the years added supremely lyrical short stories, poetry of compelling narrative nature, keen-edged memoirs, trenchant essays, and provocatively stageable plays--three of which are collected here. "Early Dark" is set in North Carolina and Virginia in 1957, and reprises characters found in Price's 1962 first novel, "A Long and Happy Life"; it's about the problems inherent in young love. "Private Contentment" was presented on public television in 1982; it looks back to the year 1945 when a young private on the eve of shipment overseas to the Pacific theater must return home to North Carolina for the funeral of his mother, and is then shown an aspect of his father's life heretofore kept secret. "Full Moon" shares with the first play the theme of young love and the issues detrimental to its taking root; the time is 1938, the place is Price's home state. All three dramas sparkle with short, swiftly moving scenes and dialogue ripe with lush metaphor (every character has an eloquence Abraham Lincoln would have envied!).

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ISBN-13:
9781559360630
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Pages:
312

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