He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559369657Publication Date:
22 Apr 2021
Size: 215mm x 135mm£16.99

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays

By Adrienne Kennedy

Paperback £16.99

In He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, her first new work in over a decade, Adrienne Kennedy traces the story of an interracial love affair in the 1940s, doomed by the devastating effects of segregation.

The story unfolds through fragmented pieces - letters, recollections from family members, songs from the time - to present a multifaceted view of our cultural history that resists simple interpretation.

The play was premiered at Theatre for a New Audience in New York in the winter of 2018.

This volume also includes the plays Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles? (co-written with Adam P. Kennedy).

Press Quotes

'He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is shaped like the shimmering and original scripts that made Kennedy's name in the 1960s and have kept her in a place of her own in the New York theater scene ever since'

New Yorker

'One of the American theater's greatest and least compromising experimentalists... Her dramas are sites of living history, where personal stories of racism's unhealed wounds mingle with dark tales thieved from the Brothers Grimm and 1940s Hollywood'

New York Times

'The effect is unnerving and dizzying, guaranteed - as Kennedy's plays are always guaranteed - to trouble the mind for weeks on end'

Village Voice
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559369657Publication Date:
22 Apr 2021
Size: 215mm x 135mm£16.99

Also by Adrienne Kennedy:

People Who Led to My Plays
Sleep Deprivation Chamber

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