Regular Singing

Regular Singing

by Richard Nelson


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Unfolding on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, REGULAR SINGING is the final play in Richard Nelson's series chronicling the lives and times of the Apple family in upstate New York.

"To my knowledge, no previous works of theater have been topical in the resonant and specific ways as the Apple Family plays. REGULAR SINGING, the fourth and final installment of Richard Nelson's wonderful, sui generis Apple Family plays, this deeply intimate drama is about how we remember our living and our dead ... A rare and radiant mirror of the way we live - and fail to live - now." -Ben Brantley, New York Times

"After a holiday weekend, it is natural to miss the family. But the family I'm missing now is named Apple and lives up the Hudson in Rhinebeck. These are the six people with whom I spent intimate, deeply moving and satisfying evenings. The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country [is] an extraordinary four-play cycle ... one of the major American plays of our time." -Linda Winer, Newsday

"Smart and funny, moving and touching, honest and thoughtful ... The fantastic fourth and final installment in Mr Nelson's Apple Family plays." -Jesse Oxfeld, New York Observer

"An extraordinary achievement ... A quietly devastating look at final things, and the last word in the unmatched power of stage naturalism." -Jesse Green, New York Magazine

"... bids farewell to the clan we have come to know with almost unbearable intimacy throughout four plays ... These plays approach the question of how we live now with an immediate, nearly pointillist specificity." -Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice

"This intensely naturalistic drama consists of hushed, emotionally resonant conversations about matter personal and political, amid laughter, tears, food and drink ... [These plays] are civilized ways for an audience (leaning in, listening close) to form a temporary clan with some lovingly rendered fictional creations. It's good to be home." -David Cote, Time Out New York

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881455885
Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing Inc
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Apple Family Series , #4
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

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