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Burn this

by Wilson, Lanford, 1937-2011,

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3573.I458 B8 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3573.I458 B8 1998
THE STORY: The place is a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a lithe young dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates--her collaborator, Robby, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "One of our best and most popular dramatists seems a little off his feed. His latest play is about the romance between dancer-choreographer Anna and high-pressure restaurant manager Pale, older brother of Robbie, Anna's gay loft-mate and colleague, who has just died in a freak accident. Pale is sort of a Stanley Kowalski who reads and cooks, but Anna's no highfalutin tramp a la Blanche Dubois; yet she's attracted/appalled by Pale. In all but their last encounter in the play, he's disgustingly drunk, high, and foul-mouthed; readers have to take his attractiveness for granted from the stage direction that he ``can be good looking, but is certainly sexy.'' It's hard to swallow, but maybe a Brando, Newman, or John Malkovich (who actually first embodied the part) could make it convincing. Relief, generally comic, from Pale and Anna's intensity is provided by other gay loft-mate Larry, who becomes a reluctant Pandarus, and rich, hunky screenwriter Burton, Anna's would-be fiance. The whole comes off like a collaboration between Robert Patrick and Sam Shepard, unlikely as that sounds. Thorough theater collections will need the play, despite its peculiarities. RO. 812'.54 [CIP] 87-21073"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Brothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Gay men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Publisher [New York] :1998
Language English
Description 68 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0822216256
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