The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East
Paperback, 90 pages ISBN: 9781559363372Publication Date:
11 Mar 2010
Size: 215mm x 136mm£12.99
First Staged:
New York, 2008

The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East

By Naomi Wallace

Paperback £12.99

Three multifaceted works exploring the urgency and complexity of the Middle East’s political landscape, through the voices and bodies of the people who inhabit it.

'Naomi Wallace commits the unpardonable sin of being partisan, and, the darkness and harshness of her work notwithstanding, outrageously optimistic. She seems to believe the world can change. She certainly writes as if she intends to set it on fire' - Tony Kushner

In A State of Innocence (1f 2m), an Israeli soldier encounters a mysterious Palestinian woman in a dreamscape of the Rafah Zoo.

Between this Breath and You (1f 2m) takes place in a clinic in West Jerusalem, where a Palestinian father, after the death of his son, confronts a young Israeli woman about the meaning of loss.

In The Retreating World, an Iraqi bird collector tells of his conscription into Saddam's army and life in the aftermath of the surrender to US forces.

Press Quotes

'the kind of short, stark and simple plays that remind us why we need theatre at a time like this'

Guardian

'a taut, beautifully written elegy, and it reaches out to us now like a prophecy'

Observer
Paperback, 90 pages ISBN: 9781559363372Publication Date:
11 Mar 2010
Size: 215mm x 136mm£12.99

Also by Naomi Wallace:

In The Heart of America and other plays
The Liquid Plain
Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora
Night is a Room

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