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Richard Nelson: Plays 2

Richard Nelson
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571280711
Date Published
16.02.2012
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Summary

Three Plays of Adolescence:
Goodnight Children Everywhere; Franny’s Way; Madame Melville


Goodnight Children Everywhere

Olivier Award for Best Play, 2000
‘Exile – both literal and emotional – has been a haunting preoccupation for this dramatist. And with all themes of displacement and loss comes the yearning for a sense of place, for those attachments we cannot always rationalize but know as home. In Goodnight Children Everywhere, the safe harbor of home has been dynamited by war… A disturbing and lovely domestic drama about the loss of childhood.’
New York Observer

Franny’s Way
‘Boundaries warp and melt in the dense urban heat that pervades Franny’s Way, Nelson’s sensitively drawn portrait of love in the age of J.D.Salinger. The lines between childhood and adulthood blur disorientatingly for the three generations of characters gathered in a cramped apartment in Greenwich Village at the height of the summer in the 1950’s… Nelson continues to give compassionate and insightful life to such erotic waywardness.’
New York Times
‘It moves with the breathless haste of a horny teen on prom night.’
Time Out New York

Madame Melville
‘A memory play of wonderful delicacy, tenderness and humour… I left the theatre elated at having discovered such a terrific new play. An exquisite reminder of lost love, innocence and youth.’ Daily Telegraph

‘An elegant, tender, beguiling play.’ Guardian

‘It moves with the breathless haste of a horny teen on prom night.’
Time Out New York

Madame Melville
‘A memory play of wonderful delicacy, tenderness and humour… I left the theatre elated at having discovered such a terrific new play. An exquisite reminder of lost love, innocence and youth.’ Daily Telegraph

‘An elegant, tender, beguiling play.’ Guardian

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Richard Nelson’s plays include Farewell to the Theatre, Nikolai and the Others, Sweet and Sad, That Hopey Changey Thing, Conversations in Tusculum, How Shakespeare Won the West, Frank’s Home, Rodney’s wife, Franny’s Way, Madame Melville, Goodnight Children Everywhere, The General From America, New England, Misha’s Party (with Alexander Gelman), Columbus or the Discovery of Japan, Two Shakespearean Actors, Some Americans…

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