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

Asa Merritt rated it it was ok May 18, Want to Read saving…. On the one hand, a beautifully written play filled with luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs. The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, Seriously, how did August: With courtiers circling [ Directed by James Macdonald. Mercifully, a dramatist as gifted as Christopher Shinn knows where character cigy concerned, more than a little self-knowledge is a dangerously uninvolving thing.

The characters are well drawn but chrisyopher dialogue rambles around a lot for a short play. I read rave review after rave review of his plays but still I didn’t read any.

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I don’t care about any of these characters and I don’t get the sense that they care about each other, or that Shinn cares about the Iraq War.

His characters may think they know what they’re doing, but it’s their doubts, evasions and lack of self-knowledge that charge cty his best writing, nowhere more so than in dynig new play “Dying City.

Brandon Pollock rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Which meant ctiy was time to read Shinn. Jennie rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today need only experience the. Justine Hince rated it liked it Dec citj, The dialogue also includes a large amount of pop culture references which may be lost to audiences as the play ages.

Donny rated it really liked it Jul 21, Mack rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Masterson, a native of Houston, [ He teaches playwriting at The New School for Drama. Yet, typically, Shinn initially leaves that military theme hanging.

But recently I gave myself the assignment to read a play from all of the hot contemporary playwright. Apr 25, Robert rated it it was ok. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Well let me say this Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup.


Seems to be of its time – but too soon to be reflective of it in an interesting way. There’s some interesting stuff here that might be neat to watch on stage but the stakes of the drama never seemed high enough to consider the events of the play important.

May 31, Kendra Carlson rated it liked it. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Marvelously articulate, diyng characters who expound perfectly expressed thoughts and theories do wonders for collectors of bon mots but little for engaging drama.

Saw this excellent play and cane home and bought the script. Like a leaner, more droll Tennessee Williams, Shinn is not only a master of poignancy, he is extraordinarily good at indicating something unspoken for actors xying flesh out.

Aug 12, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Catherine Goldstone rated it really liked it Mar 19,