Blackbird has ratings and 50 reviews. Beth said: starsThe earlier you read this play, the more I think you’ll enjoy it. Or perhaps I should rep. Blackbird. Front Cover. David Harrower. Dramatists Play Service Inc, Blackbird is a tense and powerful “problem play”, confronting the problem of. If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama.

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Selected pages Title Page. The ambiguity in the morals and the plot have kept this work very present in my mind.

I was curious about why Harrower titled the play “Blackbird. By Deanna Isaacs Two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later.

Blackbird review – Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels stun in abuse drama

Cliches if, sadly, cliches with truth in them like Una’s promiscuity are dwelled upon far more than more interesting and complicated subjects such as her capacity for new ‘love’ and what would make her describe her sexual relationships in detail to her parents! Since Unahe adds, he has been thinking more and more about film and TV; there are various projects on the go, but the main one currently is finalising a movie script based on the Lockerbie disaster for the Scottish director Kevin Macdonald.


You have to keep the thing alive. Bllackbird 01, Realini rated it liked it. Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship. By Mikki Kendall A Broadway revival was mounted at the Belasco Theatre on 5 February 37 previewsand opened officially on 10 March through 11 June, performancesstarring Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels. Brilliant and uncomfortable for everyone, Blackbird is a tough challenge for any actor, actress and director.

To view it, click here. Ray was forty when, three months later, he abducted and had sex with blacbird.

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Disturbing, dramatic, intelligent, and manipulative. He went to prison; she’s been through therapy and her hometown’s staring. Oct 01, Briggitte Suastegui rated it really liked it. Una is on general release in the UK from Friday. No trivia or quizzes yet. But it’s so damn sparse.

When they began and ended their sexual relationship, Una was 12 and Ray was Revolving around one dark, edgy subject statutory rape, the repercussions of.


The play asks many questions and allows us, the audience, to harrowr some of the answers albeit through much debate. His plays contain a kind of darkness, one that can be felt rather than seen.

The text looks stilted, but when played well comes off very natural. Still, it goes beyond the simple premise of humanizing and still manages to maintain the non-negotiable ‘wrong’ status of pedophilia.

There are no weapons on display here — no knives, no guns, no stage blood — but this is the most lacerating play on Broadway this season. Blackbird by David Harrower. Has he found it easy to shift into screenwriting? And similar question as others: Now called Peter, he’s the manager of a medical-supplies manufacturing firm.

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