By (author) Margaret Edson

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  • Publisher: NICK HERN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 192mm x 6mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854594583
  • ISBN 13: 9781854594587
  • Sales rank: 33,368

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Vivian Bearing, a specialist in the Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to Donne: probing and rational. During the course of her illness, she reassesses her life and work with profundity and wry humour.

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"Among the finest plays of the decade . . . An original and urgent work of art."--David Lyons, "The Wall Street Journal "A dazzling and humane play you will remember till your dying day."--John Simon, "New York magazine "[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play . . . You will feel bothenlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted."--Peter Marks, "The New York Times "A one-of-a-kind experience: wise, thoughtful, witty and wrenching."--VincentCanby, "The New York Times Year in Review "A thrilling, exciting evening in the theater . . . ["Wit is] an extraordinaryand most moving play."--Clive Barnes, "New York Post "Wit is exquisite . . . an exhilarating and harrowing 90-minute revelation."--Linda Winer, "Newsday "Edson writes superbly . . . [A] moving, enthralling and challenging experiencethat reminds you what theater is for."--Fintan O'Toole, "New York Daily News