Eurydice

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Samuel French, Inc., 2008 - Drama - 71 pages
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Dramatic Comedy / 5m, 2f / Unit Set In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. "RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." - The New York Times "EXHILARATING!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious." - The New Yorker "Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team... Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures." - Variety
 

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

A wonderful play that reworks the classic myth of Orpheus with a modern twist. The ending is magical and tragic, the perfect alternative ending to an already depressing myth. Every classics lover should read this short play. Read full review

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User Review  - Caren Watts - Goodreads

Probably my favorite play, which is saying something because I love a lot of plays. The language and imagery used in this story are both breathtaking and heartbreaking. Read full review

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Sarah Ruhl's plays include "In the Next Room, or the vibrator play" (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee);" The Clean House" (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); "Passion Play, a cycle "(PEN American Award); "Dead Man's Cell Phone" (Helen Hayes Award);" "and "Stage Kiss" and "Dear Elizabeth". She has been the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, the Whiting Writers' Award, the PEN Center Award for a midcareer playwright, the Feminist Press's Forty Under Forty Award, and the 2010 Lilly Award". "She is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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