Christopher Shinn’s DYING CITY an intimate play, set in a spare downtown- Manhattan apartment, depicts the role of historic events that transform the lives of . A dramatist as gifted as Christopher Shinn knows where character is up his best writing, nowhere more so than in his new play “Dying City.”. Dying City has ratings and 12 reviews. Lauren said: Seriously, how did August: Osage County win the Pulitzer over two vastly superior plays? I read Y.
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Dying City is a political play and also a psychodrama about what Arthur Miller called the politics of the soul. The New York Observer.
Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today need only experience the. The New York Times.
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Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playw. PaperbackActing Edition72 pages. To see what your friends thought of this dylng, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dying Cityplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Seriously, how did August: Osage County win the Pulitzer over two vastly superior plays?
Dying City is a small play: Following the death of his twin brother, a man comes to see his former sister-in-law. The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, Seriously, how did August: The play jumps back and forth between the wife ciity husband, and the widow and former brother-in-law.
It stuck with me for days after finishing, and the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the depth and nuance. What most amazed me dyinb how Mr.
Shinn captured the time period in which he wrote, including the emotions and mood of and Jul 03, Si Squires-Kasten rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s the kind of play that makes me feel like my mom: I don’t care about any of these characters and I don’t get the sense that they care about each other, or that Shinn cares about the Iraq War.
Oct 03, Steven rated it liked it. Interesting play but not as deep as I would like. The characters are well drawn but the dialogue rambles around a lot for a short play. Jun 29, Chambers Stevens rated it it was amazing Shelves: I waited a long time to read the plays of Christopher Shinn. I read rave review after rave review of his plays but still I didn’t read any. Because every review contained the same word I like expansive works. Angels in America, Streetcar, Death of a Salesman. I don’t like minimal art.
And I thought I didn’t like minimal plays. But recently I gave myself the assignment to read a play from all of the hot contemporary playwright. Which meant it was time to read Shinn. Well let me s I waited a long time to read the plays of Christopher Shinn. Well let me say this I was blown away by Dying City. So now I’m going to stop my assignment for a bit. And read the collected plays of Christopher Shinn.
Jan 27, Rick rated it liked it. On the one hand, a beautifully written play filled with luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs.
On the other hand, a strong argument for why political thinking can’t really be advanced by luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs. Also, the subtlety of the writing isn’t well served by the actual plot identical twins?!?
Aug 12, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: A rather short, two person play.
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While an interesting commentary on passive aggression, it is not specific as to what the actual primary storyline was intended to be. The dialogue also includes a large amount of pop culture references which may be lost to audiences as the play ages. Aug 01, Josh rated it it was ok.
For a two-actor play, the female’s role is fairly undeveloped. Apr 25, Robert rated it it was ok. There’s some interesting stuff here that might be neat to watch on stage but the stakes of the drama never seemed high enough to consider the events of the play important.
Jan 26, Kris Vire rated it liked it Shelves: Looking forward to seeing it in production. Jan 19, Joy rated it really liked it. Saw this excellent play and cane home and bought the script. May 31, Kendra Carlson rated it liked it. Short but interesting in the end.
Seems to be of its time – but too soon to be reflective of it in an interesting way. Allison rated it really liked it Jan 26, Kyle rated it liked it Jul 12, Meredith rated it really liked it Mar 12, Asa Merritt rated it it was ok May 18, Shahriar shiva rated it really liked it Apr 02, Nick rated it liked it Jun 12, Craig Seip rated it really liked it May 08, Amanda Korkunis rated it it was ok Sep 03, Brandon Pollock rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Catherine Goldstone rated it really liked it Mar 19, Mack rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Donny rated it really liked it Jul 21, C rated it it was ok Sep 15, Jennie rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Glenn rated it it was ok Jul 13, Morgan Mitchell rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Byron rated it really liked it Mar 28, Justine Hince rated it liked it Dec 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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