Roots in Water

Roots in Water

by Richard Nelson

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Overview

“ROOTS IN WATER is a series of twelve short plays, ranging from five to fifteen minutes in length. Some have already been staged at a small theater in Woodstock, but the new radio production is the first time they have been performed as a whole. Richard calls the plays ‘a fragmented portrait of a generation’ —his generation, the ‘baby boom’ children of the 1950s who came to adulthood in post-Vietnam America. All the characters are American, though not all the plays take place in the U S A. The drama spans the years 1976 to 1988 and the plays were written over the past eight years. Stylistically different—some are funny, some satirical, some moving—they focus on a disparate set of characters including a Vietnam pilot, former anti-war campaigners, teachers, politicians, and lawyers. Nelson sees the series as being ‘like a volume of collected stories.’”

Radio Times


“A tapestry of American society.”

Sheridan Morley, The Sunday Telegraph


“Something of the spareness and the ability to set up slow-burning trains for thought which mark out Raymond Carver’s short stories.”

Robert Hanks, The Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881450934
Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/1991
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

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