The Sisters Rosensweig

The Sisters Rosensweig

by Wendy Wasserstein
     
 

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Three Jewish middle-aged sisters, originally from Brooklyn, come together in Queen Anne's Gate, London, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of Sara, the eldest, now a brilliant British banker. Divorced, a single mother, Sara no longer sees the necessity for romance. Gorgeous, suburban housewife and mother, is also a talk-show personality. And Pfeni, journalist and…  See more details below

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Three Jewish middle-aged sisters, originally from Brooklyn, come together in Queen Anne's Gate, London, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of Sara, the eldest, now a brilliant British banker. Divorced, a single mother, Sara no longer sees the necessity for romance. Gorgeous, suburban housewife and mother, is also a talk-show personality. And Pfeni, journalist and travel writer, still hasn't written her serious book on the women of Tajikistan. Pfeni's boyfriend, Geoffrey, director of the hit musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, brings to Sara's house Mervyn, a faux furrier, "the world leader in synthetic animal protective covering." Sara meets Merv and finds that even at fifty-four there are possibilities. An exuberant, heart-warming, contemporary comedy by one of America's best playwrights.

Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
The laughter is all but continuous.
NY Times
Funny. Observant. A play with wit as well as acumen...In dealing with social and cultural paradoxes, Ms. Wasserstein is, as always, the most astute of commentators.
NY Post
This is a simply lovely, funny play, and such family values benefit from small revelations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822213482
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Sales rank:
948,208

Meet the Author

Wendy Wasserstein is the author of many plays, including The Heidi Chronicles, for which she received a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She has also been the recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Prize, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. She lives in New York City.

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