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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 by Christopher Shinn

Brook has a gift for concentrated stillness that allows auds to read her thoughts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The play jumps back and forth between the wife and husband, and the widow and former christlpher. Please fill out this field with valid email address.

Short but interesting in the end. Angels in America, Streetcar, Death of a Salesman. Following the death of his twin brother, a man comes to see his former sister-in-law. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I don’t care about any of these characters and I don’t get the cify that they care about each other, or that Shinn cares about the Iraq War.

Craig Seip rated it really liked it May 08, Osage County win the Pulitzer over two vastly superior plays? Cristopher rated it it was amazing Apr 17, So now I’m going to stop my assignment for a bit.

On the one hand, a beautifully written play filled with luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs.

Refresh and try again. Books by Christopher Shinn. Mercifully, a dramatist as gifted as Christopher Shinn knows where character is concerned, more than a little self-knowledge is a dangerously uninvolving thing. Morgan Mitchell rated it it was amazing Dec 01, C rated it it was ok Sep 15, Shahriar shiva rated it really liked it Apr 02, Well let me s I waited a long time to read the plays of Christopher Shinn.


Premier Logo Created with Sketch. Opened May 17, Which meant it was time to read Shinn.

Dying City

Seriously, how did August: On of the characters has died in Iraq, but christophfr is no anti-war tract. The dialogue also includes a large amount of pop culture references which may be lost to audiences as the play ages.

Jun 29, Chambers Stevens rated it it was amazing Shelves: Directed by James Macdonald. On the other hand, a strong argument for why political thinking can’t really be advanced by luscious, surprising and ambiguous character arcs.

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It stuck with me for days after finishing, and the more I think about it, the more I appreciate the depth and nuance. Instead, focus goes first to the amusingly self-absorbed, vain actor Peter Andrew Scottwhose current crises range from splitting up with his boyfriend to unfinished business with Kelly.

Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. PaperbackActing Edition72 pages. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards?

Jan 27, Rick rated it liked it. Like a leaner, more droll Tennessee Shinn, Shinn is not only a master of poignancy, he is extraordinarily good at indicating something unspoken for actors to flesh out.

Also, the subtlety of the writing isn’t well served by shinb actual plot identical twins?!? Asa Merritt rated it it was ok May 18, I was blown away by Dying City. Jan 26, Kris Vire rated it liked it Shelves: The effect, like that of the writing, is to turn the prosaic day-to-day business of time into something poetic. The two of citty circle each other, testing the water, in a strikingly tense dance of politeness and prying that sets the almost thriller-like tone.


Winston Duke has had quite a year. Saw this excellent play and cane home and bought the script. With courtiers circling [ 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.

Well let me say this Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. That’s my next gig! Mack rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Amanda Korkunis rated it it was ok Sep 03, Similarly, her silent distress at having been betrayed is shockingly eloquent.

It’s the kind of play that makes me feel like my mom: Mumford indicates the shifts in time with great economy, simply raising and lowering a glass panel across the back wall that backs the space with shimmering cobalt blue light to indicate the different nights. He shows two distinct personalities with startling economy — largely through contrasting vocal pitches, rhythms and physical centers of gravity — and then brilliantly blurs them to allow us to see the similarities between the men.