Landscape of the Body
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Landscape of the Body

by John Guare
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Village Voice
LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY is quite simply the best work Guare has ever done.
New Yorker
Whenever his imagination takes over, whenever his astonishing dramatic talent for creating characters and lines and scenes is let loose, he is invaluable...
Newsweek
There's more invention, more feeling, in LANDSCAPE than in any two plays by most writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802142986
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,263,474
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.28(d)

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