Doubt: A Parable

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010 - Drama - 130 pages
146 Reviews
Now a major motion picture! Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley from his Pulitzer Prizewinning play. The best new play of the season. That rarity of rarities, an issue-driven play that is un preachy, thought-provoking, and so full of high drama that the audience with which I saw it gasped out loud a half-dozen times at its startling twists and turns. Mr. Shanley deserves the highest possible praise: he doesnt try to talk you into doing anything but thinking-hard-about the gnarly complexity of human behavior. Terry Teach out, The Wall Street Journal.

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One of the best pieces of writing I've read this year. - Goodreads
The character development is enviable. - Goodreads
Really cool introduction by the author. - Goodreads
... the ending was...powerful, but jarringly sudden. - Goodreads
Love Shanley's writing style. - Goodreads
An outstanding, humbling, inspiring piece of writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Casey Harvey - Goodreads

The best thing about this play is its subtlety. Throughout, the issue at hand is never explicitly said, however the audience can infer quite early on what the unnameable thing is, and that makes the dance around it that much more eloquent and haunting. Read full review

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User Review  - Tommy - Goodreads

The preface of Doubt professes "life happens when the tectonic power of your speechless soul breaks through the dead habits of the mind." It continues to provide the perspective behind the play ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

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