Christopher Shinn’s DYING CITY an intimate play, set in a spare downtown- Manhattan apartment, depicts the role of historic events that transform the lives of . A dramatist as gifted as Christopher Shinn knows where character is up his best writing, nowhere more so than in his new play “Dying City.”. Dying City has ratings and 12 reviews. Lauren said: Seriously, how did August: Osage County win the Pulitzer over two vastly superior plays? I read Y.

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Dying City

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. I don’t like minimal art. For a two-actor play, the female’s role is fairly undeveloped. I’m officially co-producing this show. But dyng I gave myself the assignment to read a play from all of the hot contemporary playwright.

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Mack rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Can old complaints be forgot? Kyle rated it liked it Jul 12, The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, Seriously, how did August: Trivia About Dying City.

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Dying City by Christopher Shinn

Dying City is a political play and also a psychodrama about what Arthur Miller called the politics of the chhristopher. To ask other readers questions about Dying Cityplease sign up.


Bad playwrights talk too much. I read rave review after rave review of his plays but still I didn’t read any.

He teaches playwriting at The New School for Drama. Angels in America, Streetcar, Death of a Salesman. Because every review contained the same word And read the collected plays of Christopher Shinn. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

He shows two distinct personalities with startling economy — largely through contrasting vocal pitches, rhythms and physical centers of gravity — and then brilliantly blurs them to allow us to see the similarities between the men. C rated it it was ok Sep 15, Jan 27, Rick rated it liked it.

Instead, focus goes first to the amusingly self-absorbed, vain actor Peter Andrew Scottwhose current crises range from splitting up with his boyfriend to unfinished business with Kelly. The play subsequently runs along a double time structure, present scenes interleaved with the last night all three of them spent together, the night before Craig left for war. And I thought I didn’t like minimal plays. The New York Observer. Asa Merritt rated it it was ok May 18, Jan 19, Joy rated it really liked it.

On the one hand, a beautifully written play filled with luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs. Yet, typically, Shinn initially leaves that military theme hanging.

His latest problem, however, is more urgent: Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Seriously, how did August: Mercifully, a dramatist as gifted as Christopher Shinn knows where character is concerned, more than a little self-knowledge is a dangerously uninvolving thing.


With courtiers circling [ Craig Seip rated it really liked it May 08, Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? The effect, like that of the writing, is to turn the prosaic day-to-day business of time into something poetic. Both Brooke and Scott seize their opportunities yet handle complex emotions with a real lightness of touch.

Meredith rated it really liked it Mar 12, Byron rated it really liked it Mar 28, Seems to be of its time – but too soon to be reflective of it in an interesting way. Saw this excellent play and cane home and bought the script. A rather short, two person play. I like expansive works. PaperbackActing Edition72 pages. Mumford indicates the shifts in time with great economy, simply raising and lowering a glass panel across the back wall that backs the space with shimmering cobalt blue light to indicate the different nights.

Looking forward to seeing it in production. So now I’m going to stop my assignment for a bit. Catherine Goldstone rated it really liked it Mar 19, May 31, Kendra Carlson rated it liked it. Interesting play but not as deep as I would like.