Blackbird has ratings and 50 reviews. Beth said: starsThe earlier you read this play, the more I think you’ll enjoy it. Or perhaps I should rep. Blackbird. Front Cover. David Harrower. Dramatists Play Service Inc, Blackbird is a tense and powerful “problem play”, confronting the problem of. If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama.

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By Atticus Bikos I did your sentence for 15 years. This page was last edited on 14 Julyat Secondly, I haven’t a clue why it’s called Blackbird – and if anyone can tell me the significance of the title, I’d appreciate it! It robbed me of many relationships and experiences.

David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse – INDY Week

She’s 27, he’s 56, and they’ve had a brief affair—about 15 years earlier, when he was 40 and she was Show 25 25 50 All. View all 4 comments. Seuss’ The Grinch Fantastic Beasts: As the play continues, she begins to exhibit a strong dissociative quality, showing the confusion she still experiences, the crossed wires of pain and desire.


God, I wish I could see that! Lists with This Book. Upon his release, he managed to establish a reasonably successful new life under another name, but Una recognized him in a photograph and tracked him down.

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By Valya Lupescu Harrower, who grew up in South Queensferry and Edinburgh, still seems bemused that it came off. But nothing about the script quite fits the mould. It was directed by Joe Mantello. The drama pulls to the point that the harroeer is visible between the text. It is lit only by buzzing fluorescents.

I was able to find some clips on YouTube, but not much. By Reader staff You were a lonely child. Retrieved from ” https: Like David Mamet and Harold Pinter, Harrower knows how to distill the fractured syntax, half-completed sentences, stuttering repetitions, and pregnant pauses of conversation into a stark, stylized, nerve-jangling poetry. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

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The subject matter was intense and not what I expected at all, but I ended up loving it. I read this in one sitting, but I’m afraid it was more out of a desire to see it done than any desire to see what would happen. Una was very young, under age at the time and as aforementioned, it would be easy to dismiss blackbirdd as an abuse.


David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse

I was curious about why Harrower titled the play “Blackbird. Account Options Sign in. These referred mainly to specific locations which were removed for the US audience.

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Not sure it has too much more to harrowe than one really sick punch to the gut. For her part, Una has chosen, at the end of a workday, to confront Ray, a middle-aged, low-level manager who is dealing with the hassles of a late order at some nondescript dental manufacturing plant.

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