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    DescriptionOn October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it's they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.


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    Title
    The Laramie Project / by Moisaes Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Moisaes. Kaufman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375727191
    ISBN 10: 0375727191
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    LC classification: PR6061
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
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    DC22: 812/.54, 812
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    LC classification: PR9333.9.K38 L37 2001
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    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    11 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Moises Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a theater company based in New York City. His 1997 play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde was named one of the best plays of the year by "Time," "Newsday," "The New York Post," "The Advocate," and "The New York Times." With Tectonic he has directed works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Benjamin Britten, Sophie Treadwell, and Christohper Ashley, as well as new works by Peter Golub and Naomi Iizuka. He is the recipient of the 1997 Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in the craft of stage direction given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for his work on "Gross Indecency." In his native Venezuela, Mr. Kaufman performed as an actor with the Thespis Theater Ensemble, one of the country's foremost experimental theater companies. He has lived in New York City since 1987.
    Review quote
    "One of the ten best plays of the year." --"Time" "Deeply moving.... This play is Our Town with a question mark, as in 'Could this be our town?'" --"The New York Times" "An amazing piece of theater... Out of the Shepard tragedy is wrenched art." --"The New York Post" "Brilliant... bone-hard drama [that] dares to touch the hidden wound of the American West... Within these pages, a healing occurs." --Terry Tempest Williams, author of "Refuge"
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    For a year and a half following the murder of Matthew Shepard, Moises Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project-whose previous play, Gross Indecency, was hailed as a work of unsurpassed originality-conducted hundreds of interviews with the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming, to create this portrait of a town struggling with a horrific event. The savage killing of Shepard, a young gay man, has become a national symbol of the struggle against intolerance. But for the people of Laramie-both the friends of Matthew and those who hated him without knowing him-the tragedy was personal. In a chorus of voices that brings to mind Thornton Wilder's Our Town, The Laramie Project allows those most deeply affected to speak, and the result is a brilliantly moving theatrical creation.