Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

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Paperback, 272 pages ISBN: 9781559363211Publication Date:
31 Mar 2011
Size: 215mm x 140mm£17.99

Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

By Tina Howe

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Four plays from the award-winning American playwright which together form a complete 'marriage cycle'.

This collection of four of Tina Howe's plays celebrates the same marriage as seen over a lifetime.

Birth and After Birth is a surreal comedy about the early years of child-raising, which asks whether one has to bear a child in order to be a woman. 'As appalling as it is perceptive... one of the more primal works by this woman who describes herself as a "well-mannered anarchist."' Newsday

Approaching Zanzibar follows the adventures of a family of four as they embark on a hair-raising road trip to visit a dying relative. 'Ethereal yet spellbinding... Howe has sustained her gift for hinting at profound meanings in humdrum moments' Time 

In One Shoe Off, the children, now grown, have left home, leaving their parents to fend for themselves in a house that's slowly sinking into the ground. 'Rich, gorgeous and compelling... an exquisite and funny play' New York Post

Rembrandt's Gift portrays the sunset years, when magic and time travel do battle with the terrors of old age. 'Howe's writing is stunning' Wisconsin State Journal 

Press Quotes

'One of the smartest playwrights we have'

New York Times

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 272 pages ISBN: 9781559363211Publication Date:
31 Mar 2011
Size: 215mm x 140mm£17.99

Also by Tina Howe:

Approaching Zanzibar (Bin End Stock)
Pride's Crossing
Coastal Disturbances: four plays

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