Wit Pdf


Number of page: 96
Author: Margaret Edson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780571198771
Category: Drama

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer AwardMargaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away—a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it,

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About The Author

Margaret Edson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1961. She has degrees in history and literature. She wrote Wit in 1991, after a period spent working as a clerk in the oncology/AIDS department of a Washington hospital in 1985. Edson now lives in Atlanta, where she teaches kindergarten.

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  • lindayaklelindayakle
    LibraryThing Review Love everything about it. Read the play, see a production, watch the movie. Can be appreciated by readers of all levels and from all perspectives: those affected by cancer or other life threatening illness, academics, poets, the medical profession, those who examine their own lives.
  • holdyourspinholdyourspin
    LibraryThing Review A wonderful play. I can’t say more than that.
  • slpwhiteheadslpwhitehead
    LibraryThing Review It’s been awhile since a book has made me cry. And, in the end, this one did. Wit is both heart wrenching and inspirational. The central character–Vivian–is diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and
  • quantum_flapdoodlequantum_flapdoodle
    LibraryThing Review A play about a cancer victim and her experiences with treatment as she moves through the medical system. Although it appears to be an indictment of the medical system, and of runaway intellectualism
  • BooksForDinnerBooksForDinner
    LibraryThing Review Holy [email protected] is the first thing she ever wrote. Yikes. In fact, it’s the only thing she’s ever written except for one other play a few years ago that hasn’t ever been staged.She says in an interview
  • CitizenjoyceCitizenjoyce
    LibraryThing Review This play is almost perfect in its ability to discuss life in the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects, The main character, Vivian Bearing is a very exacting professor of 17th Century Poetry
  • wandering_starwandering_star
    LibraryThing Review The main character, Vivian, is a professor of English, who has always prided herself on her intellect at the expense of everything else – indeed, she’s taken pains to strip away any hint of
  • gillis.sarahgillis.sarah
    LibraryThing Review This play was recommended to me by a friend from college because Margaret Edson graduated from our school (Smith College). I read it and enjoyed it, and watched the movie version (with Emma Thompson
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