Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 9781854593764Publication Date:
13 Feb 1997
Size: 198mm x 127mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Traverse Theatre Company, Cambridge Arts Theatre, 1997


By Ariel Dorfman and Tony Kushner

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A smouldering political allegory about a political protest in a country ruled by a military junta. From the author of Death and the Maiden, written in collaboration with Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America.

In a war-torn village the men have disappeared. The women – their mothers, wives, daughters – wait by the river, hope and mourn. Their anguish is unspoken until bruised and broken bodies begin being washed up on the banks and the women defy the military in the only form of protest left to them.

Ariel Dorfman's play Widows is based on his 1983 novel of the same name. The play was first presented by the Traverse Theatre Company at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in March 1997. (An earlier version of the play was first performed at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in July 1991).

Widows is also available in the volume The Resistance Trilogy.

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'A remarkable attempt to dramatise in a semi-mythical way the consequences of the recent appalling abuses of human rights'

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Paperback,86 pages ISBN: 9781854593764Publication Date:
13 Feb 1997
Size: 198mm x 127mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Ariel Dorfman:

Death and the Maiden
The Resistance Trilogy

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Also by Tony Kushner:

The Illusion
Angels in America
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)
A Bright Room Called Day
Caroline, or Change
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

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