The Dazzle

The Dazzle

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by Richard Greenberg
     
 
In their Harlem mansion, during the early years of the twentieth century, the Collyer brothers share an eccentric life, still within reason. Langley is a concert pianist by profession but prefers his studies of the world's minutiae, all of which he considers collectible. His older brother, Homer, a former admiralty lawyer and aspiring intrigant, maintains the

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In their Harlem mansion, during the early years of the twentieth century, the Collyer brothers share an eccentric life, still within reason. Langley is a concert pianist by profession but prefers his studies of the world's minutiae, all of which he considers collectible. His older brother, Homer, a former admiralty lawyer and aspiring intrigant, maintains the household and dreams of wilder times. These seem about to begin when the beautiful socialite Milly inserts herself into the Collyer m�nage, bringing with her money, secrets and designs on Langley. As the first act unfolds, a wedding is strategized; as it ends, the wedding is aborted. In the second act, the Collyers and Milly are reunited under vastly altered conditions. Time passes, then destroys them, one by one.

Editorial Reviews

NY Newsday
...odd and irresistible...
NY Post
...lively, brilliant, witty and sad�by far Greenberg's best and the gem of the season...
NY Times
...fascinating...daring originality...
Time Out
...blending the existential landscape of Waiting for Godot with the acid wit of Noel Coward, THE DAZZLE lives up to its name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822219156
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Sales rank:
1,249,222
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dazzle is an amazing play, based on a the true story of the Collier Brothers, two wealthy men who died when they were essentially trapped by their own clutter. The play imagines their lives, and how they fell from being a lawyer and a pianist to living among filth. It's well written, and after reading or seeing it, you'll want to clear out all the accumulated clutter of your own life! I know at least ten people who traveled almost an hour to go see the play.