If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama. 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.

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The 30 pieces—plus five online-only exclusives—selected for this year’s issue. I was curious about why Harrower titled the play “Blackbird. Most of the play is a choppy dialogue Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. I started reading and couldn’t stop.

This play is chilling. Ben Mendelsohn aka Ray His work is outstanding, at least in two major productions that gave the public an idea of what this artist can do: Starting off with a twisted premise a year-old man in love with his neighbor’s year-old picks up years later as Una, now twenty-seven, attempts to confront the past she hasn’t seem to let go only to find Ray, now in his fifties, having buried it and mostly forgotten about the entire affair.

The subject matter is deeply disturbing, yet this is a very important and poignant piece that tests the waters of relationships with what we conceive as predators. This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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. Now, years later, she’s found him again Now harrowef Peter, he’s the manager of a medical-supplies manufacturing firm.

Sunday Herald” show more. I hope to see it or even be in it one day. The story deals with very current issues, and definitely gives one much food for thought.

Get to Know Us. Wow this was quite a trip and I am glad to have read and stumbled onto this gothic work. Mar 08, Daniel rated blackbirrd liked it Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

As she openly mocks Ray’s narrative of redemption after prison, she cat-and-mouses him, physically at times, across North’s drab break-room of a set, dangling the blacjbird of exposure to his colleagues and the woman in his life.

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Of course, it is much more complicated than that, for the film takes place more in the moment when the protagonists are adults and they look at this past, but I see the premise as paramount.


Una, who’s found him after stumbling across his photo in a trade magazine in her doctor’s office, has him cornered in the littered lunchroom of his workplace. She’s never been able to get beyond that time when Ray and she were illicit lovers. It was inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebakerand depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was twelve.

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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. A movie version, called Una, is supposed to come out soon.

Nevertheless, Jagten was in a completely different league, with a different take and a more meaningful subject. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a vavid life.

The woman is Una. He went to prison; she’s been through therapy and her hometown’s staring. Retrieved 22 November