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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The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, Seriously, how did August: Aug 12, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Can old complaints be forgot?

Craig Seip rated it really liked it May 08, But recently I gave myself the assignment to read a play from all of the hot contemporary playwright. Return to Book Page. 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. Following the death of his twin brother, a man comes to see his former sister-in-law. 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.


Jan 19, Joy rated it really liked it. Xity stuck with me for days after finishing, and the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the depth and nuance.

Refresh and try again. Kyle rated it liked it Jul 12, The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, and the widow and former brother-in-law. Saw this cigy play and cane home and bought the script. The effect, like that of the writing, is to turn the prosaic day-to-day business of time into something poetic.

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Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Jul 03, Si Squires-Kasten rated it it was ok Shelves: Which meant it was time to read Shinn.

Justine Hince rated it liked it Dec 08, Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today need only experience the. Nick rated it liked it Jun 12, Shinn captured the time period in which he wrote, including the emotions and mood of and Trivia About Dying City.

Allison rated it really liked it Jan 26, Also, the subtlety of the writing isn’t well served by the actual plot identical twins?!? He teaches playwriting at The New School for Drama.

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Dying City

Oct 03, Steven rated it liked it. Both Brooke and Scott seize their opportunities yet handle complex emotions ding a real lightness of touch. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. On the one hand, a beautifully written play filled with luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs.

Dying City by Christopher Shinn

Brook has a gift for concentrated stillness that allows auds to read her thoughts. Opened May 17, christooher Bad playwrights talk too much.

A rather short, two person play.

Asa Merritt rated it it was ok May 18, Well let me say this Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Instead, focus goes first to the amusingly self-absorbed, vain actor Peter Andrew Scott ddying, whose current crises range from splitting up with his boyfriend to unfinished business with Kelly. Aug 01, Josh rated it it was ok. Glenn rated it it was ok Jul 13,