The Shadow Box

The Shadow Box

by Michael Cristofer
     
 

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Full Length, Drama

Characters: 5 male, 4 female

Interior Set

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly whose martial

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Full Length, Drama

Characters: 5 male, 4 female

Interior Set

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly whose martial complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and it's effect on their teenage son.

"An important, touching and courageous play...Triumphantly turns up...Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play with meaty roles for actors."-The New York Times

"Thunders with life."-ABC TV

"By far the finest play of the New York season, beautifully realized drama of sensitive perceptions often as funny as it is moving."-Washington Post

"Extraordinary. An overwhelming emotional experience. Truly startling and in its uncompromising way, very funny."-Boston Globe

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573616136
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
324,015
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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