Staff Pick

Lynn Nottage won a second Pulitzer for her play Sweat, the only woman playwright to have been honored twice. Critics called Sweat a prophetic vision for the times we find ourselves embroiled in. After reading it in a single day, I can tell you it does not disappoint. Set in one of the poorest cities in America, this play is a powerful and heartfelt look at the tragedies of race, class, and identity. These complex themes tie themselves into a knot with no easy solution.  

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ISBN: 9781559365321
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 13th, 2017

Staff Pick
“If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked! If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damned: if to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh's lean kine are to be loved…banish plump Jack, and banish all the world!” exclaims Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s legendary creation and the subject of Harold Bloom’s latest. Bloom is a friendly guide leading you through Falstaff’s brilliant vitality, beautiful language, and raw personal charm. For him, Shakespeare’s characters aren’t fictitiousthey are companions by his side through life.
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ISBN: 9781501164132
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

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Margie needs a job, and fast, if she’s going to pay the rent on her Southie apartment and not end up like that classmate of hers who became homeless and froze to death last week. Mike, her old flame, he got out of the neighborhood and is running his private medical practice in a swanky part of town, real lace-curtain. Margie pays him a “surprise” visit and oil meets water. As the two congenially contend with each other, questions of class, values, ethics, and personal destiny bubble up in this enriching drama. Like his confrontation of grief in Rabbit Hole, Lindsay-Abaire takes an honest, uncomfortable, and hilarious look at class consciousness and what our self-respect is tied up in.

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ISBN: 9781559363938
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 21st, 2011