The Laramie Project

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 2001 - Performing Arts - 88 pages
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THE STORY: In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was n
  

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

This was such a powerful and honest painting of a very controversial event. The play is more of a theater experience and not a play; it takes the form of interviews throughout Laramie on the subject ... Read full review

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User Review  - Reece Roberts - Goodreads

A well written play highlighting the Mathew Sheppard case in the late 90's. A unique way of dramatizing the characters and events surrounding the case in a moving way. Well worth a read for play writes. Read full review

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Page 12 - I usually picked as my example of completely simple, 'natural' epic theatre an incident such as can be seen at any street corner: an eyewitness demonstrating to a collection of people how a traffic accident took place. The bystanders may not have observed what happened, or they may simply not agree with him, may 'see things a different way'; the point is that the demonstrator acts the...
Page 11 - After all not to create only, or found only, But to bring perhaps from afar what is already founded, To give it our own identity, average, limitless, free, To fill the gross the torpid bulk with vital religious fire, Not to repel or destroy so much as accept, fuse, rehabilitate, To obey as well as command, to follow more than to lead, These also are the lessons of our New World; While how little the New after all, how much the Old, Old World!
Page 11 - At these junctures, the event becomes a lightning rod of sorts, attracting and distilling the essence of these philosophies and convictions. By paying careful attention in moments like...

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