Death and the Maiden

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Drama - 75 pages
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Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo's wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man—the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before.

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Well if Arthur Miller embodies a playwright who is given the attention he deserves, Ariel Dorfman is not. It seems that there are a lack of reviews for “Death And The Maiden” by Dorfman, yet a ... Read full review

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This powerful political drama and psychological thriller by the noted Chilean writer premiered in London last summer, where it won the Time Out Award for Best Play. In March it opened in the United ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Ariel Dorfman, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he now holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.

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