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. Blackbird – Acting Edition [David Harrower] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship.

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Blackbire Ray complains that he has already served his sentence, Una responds: This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere.

In other words, Una may serve as a case study of what happens when a minor thinks she or he loves and older man. Feb 01, Realini rated it liked it.

It has since been staged everywhere from Broadway to Bangalore and Seoul. Nov 20, OngoingRain rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m very excited for the film adaptation, especially the casting of Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Surprisingly, Blackbird is part tragic love story, and that’s where each character’s and probably most reader’s conflicting responses lie.

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Want to Read saving…. Books by David Harrower. The play asks many questions and allows us, the audience, to provide some of the answers This is a very disturbing play.


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Harrower, who grew up harrkwer South Queensferry and Edinburgh, still seems bemused that it came off. The former production was traverse and the latter in the round. At his workplace, year-old Ray is shocked to be visited by a young woman, year-old Una. It feels like this harrowrr be a year journey or something like that. View all 3 comments. I first saw the play staged and decided to read it immediately afterwards. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

But he is also one of the hardest to pin down.

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Ray was then arrested and imprisoned. Open Preview See a Problem? The plain black book cover perfectly describes the darkness against the light of the text.

Harrower doesn’t take a stance on anything. In many ways, it reminded me of Jagten aka The Hunt, wherein a much smaller child accuses a man of inappropriate behavior, almost ruining the life of an innocent person by just inventing blackbirrd story. He spent time in jail once the abuse was discovered and has since changed his name and perhaps his life.

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While I admire the unconventional story—a young woman confronting her abuser juxtaposed with understanding what love blackgird or does not mean, and how love, as we experience it, can sometimes be problematic, toxic, and painful—as well as the Beckett-esque rapport, it does fall short for me.

It is dacid true that Cate Blanchet does not have the same appeal for this viewer as she used to possess. Archived from the original on 22 July Revolving around one dark, edgy subject statutory rape, the repercussions of.


Still, hqrrower wonderfully written, twisty and dark and sharp. David Harrower’s Blackbird is not to be confused with the Adam Rapp play of the same name.

Aug 17, Sarah-Ruth rated it it was amazing. To be honest the traverse version, being the first one we saw, was most harrowing. Not sure it has too much more to it than one really sick punch to the gut.

You have to keep the thing alive. Sadly, this introduces some ambiguity as the drama unfolds and is not only unnecessary but also, in my opinion, possibly an example of cultural hegemony. The text looks stilted, but when played well comes off very natural.

Dark and twisted Surprise twist ending at the end.

Jun 01, n rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 01, Lorma Doone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Davjd, written by David Harrower, based on his play Blackbird What a strange work! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Blackbird by David Harrower. Fifteen years later, they each reveal what they have been through after their relationship?