The Inheritance
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The Inheritance

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You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?

Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in March 2018. The play transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre, London, in September 2018.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 23mm | 362g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571352367
  • 9780571352364
  • 69,553

Review quote

'Lopez has, in effect, written the great American novel as a stage play, and it allows him to double down on Forster's famous maxim: "Only connect!" He retains the individual empathy of literary fiction, taking us into his characters' inner lives, alongside the collective experience of public performance... a born-again classic descended from "Angels."' Variety 'While Lopez's play has a literary framework, it teems with life and incident: watching it, as a neighbour remarked, is like bingewatching a box-set. It tells multiple stories' Guardian
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About Matthew Lopez

Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man (Luna Stage Company, Manhattan Theatre Club), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Manhattan Class Company, Geffen Playhouse), Somewhere (The Old Globe, Hartford Stage), Reverberation (Hartford Stage Company), and Zoey's Perfect Wedding (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). In London, he was represented in Headlong Theatre's 9/11 Decade anthology with his short play The Sentinels.
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291 ratings
4.66 out of 5 stars
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4 18% (52)
3 4% (13)
2 2% (5)
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