Book of Days - Acting Edition

Book of Days Acting Edition Acclaimed by Frank Rich as a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion Lanford Wilson is one of the most esteemed contemporary American playwrights of our

  • Title: Book of Days - Acting Edition
  • Author: Lanford Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780822217671
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Acclaimed by Frank Rich as a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion, Lanford Wilson is one of the most esteemed contemporary American playwrights of our time Nowhere is this evident than in his latest play, Book of Days, which has won the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association Book of Days is seAcclaimed by Frank Rich as a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion, Lanford Wilson is one of the most esteemed contemporary American playwrights of our time Nowhere is this evident than in his latest play, Book of Days, which has won the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association Book of Days is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw s St Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one woman campaign to see justice done In Book of Days, Lanford Wilson uses note perfect language to create characters who are remarkable both for their comic turns and for their enormous depth Mr Wilson s cosmic consciousness, intense moral concern, sense of human redemption and romantic effusion have climbed to a new peak Alvin Klein, The New York Times A significant addition to the Lanford Wilson canon his best work since Fifth of July Book of Days manages to combine Wilson s signature character based whimsy with an atypically strong narrative book and politically charged underpinnings Chris Jones, Variety Book of Days is lively storytelling by one of our best playwrights Lawrence DeVine, Detroit Free Press.

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    1. Very compelling and interesting, I found it hard to stop reading. The various themes of the play are just as relevant today as they were when it was first written and performed. I enjoyed the various characters and plots and sub-plots. If this play is ever being performed anywhere near me I’d pay as much as I would to see Hamilton. This is by far one of the best plays I have ever read and is a close second to my all-time favorite, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

    2. One hundred percent bias admit first, I was cast as the lead in this and knowing I was going to get to delve into this world for several weeks definitely colored my view as I read, I'm sure. But there is something so fascinating to the story. First you have the parallels to Joan of Arc, all set in a small Midwestern ish - southern ish town. (I'm never sure if Missouri is Midwest or south or both or neither.) a one woman crusade to give voice to the ideas she has about a certain incident. The inc [...]

    3. Lanford Wilson is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright probably best known for his "Tally" trilogy. This play is a bit of a departure from his normal plot devices, but his characters are as strong as ever and his command of language is really striking. Book Of Days features the denizens of a small American town with more churches than bars, where most of the industry and jobs center around the large cheese factory run by the town's largest benefactor. When the benefactor is killed in a hunting ac [...]

    4. Lanford Wilson is one of my favorite playwrights. Book of Days, while full of bright & brilliant spots, is a hodge-podge. It's often described as a modern "Our Town," and the description makes sense. There are elements in this script that just never get the attention they deserve. The "play within the play" surfaces, but never explains itself. There are several really brilliant characters who walk through this small town, but there are also characters that become caricatures. All in all, it' [...]

    5. I love Lanford Wilson and his use of the ensemble in his plays. The characters were unique and multi-faceted and his dialogue enriched their believability. The end was a bit predictable but that may be because I'm used to reading Wilson and was looking for the twist. Not appropriate for high schoolers unfortunately.

    6. Murder mystery in small-town Missouri, near Springfield, with George Bernard Shaw's Joan of Arc as its backbone. Heck, it even mentions Kraft Cheese. I'd love to see it done.

    7. Just auditioned for this play with Bad Habit Productions. A fascinating script, a little like a cross between Talley's Folley and Rimers of Eldritch.

    8. i LOVE this play. it's like "our town" for those who think "our town" is corny and old-fashioned. several characters made me laugh out loud while i was reading it.

    9. I got to be in on the casting of the first production of Book of Days.I was blown away with Lanford's script.But I think the more he worked on it the more watered down it became.

    10. Zero intrigue with a predictable ending. Found the Joan of Arc storyline unrelated to the murder-for-money plot. Some characters strong others not compelling enough to care about.

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