Margaret Edson

Margaret Edson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Margaret Edson (born 4 July 1961, Washington, D.C.) is an American playwright. Edson graduated with a B.A. in Renaissance History from Smith College, and received a master's in English literature from Georgetown University. Her jobs have included being a bicycle shop sales clerk and a volunteer ESL teacher. Edson's first play was Wit, first produced in 1995 at South Coast Repertory in California, about a John Donne scholar who is hospitalized for and dying of ovarian cancer. Edson did use her work experience in a hospital as part of the background in writing Wit. At the time of the first New York production of Wit in late 1998, Edson was a kindergarten teacher at Centennial Place Elementary School (Atlanta, Georgia). She won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Wit. After she won the Pulitzer Prize, Edson received a large amount of publicity, including an interview on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Edson has written a second play, Satisfied, whose subject is "country-gospel radio in Kentucky." As of April 2008, this second play has not received a production.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613491424X
  • 9786134914246