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The Aliens

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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Paperback, 68 pages
Published by Faber & Faber (first published March 1st 2011)
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Matt DeCostanza
Maybe some of this was lost on me, because I thought what Jasper read of his novel was awful. Was I supposed to like it?

Still, I see the redeeming features: the quirks and subtle depths of character, the natural lope of the dialogue. Hopefully this will grow on me in time to come, since I'll be working on it in this semester's directing class.
Maria
Jun 27, 2011 Maria rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: plays
The writing was captivation. Annie Baker makes frequent and striking use of silence, adding this note at the top of the play:
"At least a third of this play is silence. Pauses should be at leas three seconds long. Silences should last from 5 to 10 seconds. Long pauses and long silences should, of course, be even longer"
In an interview with her she says that she wanted to write a naturalistic play that she would want to see and I think she did really well on that front. The three characters are un
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Shana Rivera
great play!! very sad at end!
David Laurin
Feb 16, 2013 David Laurin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to David by: Jean-Simon Traversy
Beau mélange d'humour, d'intelligence, et de profondeur. Trois personnages. 31 ans, 30 ans, et 17 ans. Parfait pour une salle intime. Construction intéressante. Beaucoup de silence, mais peu de longueurs. Auteure américaine à surveiller.
Joshua Selesnick
Terrific! Thanks to Ethan Cantor for the suggestion. An incredibly slow moving portrait of three seriously brilliant recluses. Would be fun to put on.
Michael
Not a big fan. Same author as Circle Mirror Transformation, which also didn't do much for me. Just not characters I cared about.
Kapil Patil
Dec 04, 2012 Kapil Patil marked it as to-read
Shelves: play-s
ANNIE BAKER'S PLAYS VIZ.1)CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION 2)THE ALIEN'S 3)BODY AWARENESS 4)NOCTURAMA 5)AMAZON
Paul
Naturalism. Sympathy for her characters, but maybe too cute. The pacing was a nice change of...
Steven
An odd but likable little play, filled with silence and eccentric characters.
Anne Martyn
The use of silence. The use of words. Dang! She's an awesome writer.
Robert
Great play, looks great on stage.
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Baker grew up in Amherst, Mass., and graduated from the Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She earned her MFA from Brooklyn College.

Her play Body Awareness was staged off-Broadway by the Atlantic Theater Company in May and June 2008. The play featured JoBeth Williams and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Circle Mi
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