Corpus Christi: A Play

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Grove Press, 1998 - Drama - 82 pages
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The New Yorker has called Terrence McNally "one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest." He is the author of such critically acclaimed plays as Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In Corpus Christi, McNally gives us his own unique view of the story of Christ, and in doing so provides us with one of the most vivid and moving passion plays written. McNally's controversial new play is an affirmation of faith and a drama of such power and scope that it has been called blasphemy by the religious right and hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of his best and most poignant works to date.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1998)

Terrence McNally, a very popular American playwright of the 1990's, was born in 1939. His play "Love! Valour? Compassion!," a commentary on AIDS, received a Tony Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Another play, "Master Class," also earned a Tony, as did the book he wrote for the musical adaptation of "Kiss of the Spider Woman." McNally's other plays include "Corpus Christi" and "Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?" In addition, McNally has written several television scripts; one of them, "Andre's Mother," brought him an Emmy Award.

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