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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

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"Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience won't expect."—Time Out New York

"Lynn Nottage's work explores depths of humanness, the overlapping complexities of race, gender, culture, and history—and the startling simplicity of desire—with a clear tenderness, with humor, with compassion."—Paula Vogel, wi
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Theatre Communications Group (first published January 1st 2011)
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Frank
Dec 15, 2014 Frank rated it really liked it
This play is an impressive juggling act, as Nottage balances scenes from African-American actress Vera Stark's career with a scholarly retrospective on her work. It speaks powerfully to the long history of marginalization within the culture and only just fails to pull everything together with a startling revelation near the end. Well worth reading and with some juicy comic dialog that would play very well.
Melody
Saw the Goodman production of this play, and now have finally read it. Always a pleasure to read a new Nottage play, and this one feels much different than her other works. It's nice to know she's still playing with form and experimenting. I can't wait to see what work is still yet to come.
Dominic
Once again, it's not one of those plays I would seek outo on may own to read, but it was pretty decent. The themes of stereotyping in Hollywood and the survival instincts of the African American actor are pretty developed, but the most developed theme I see in Nottage’s play is that of Ethnic Identity.

From the very first scene, it is suggested that Gloria is not really representing herself factually when Vera speaks of the connection between Gloria’s father and Vera’s mother. This is quickly dr
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Sep 25, 2015 Alicia Von rated it it was amazing
Currently in rehearsals to play the role of Gloria Mitchell. I will be "reading" the script for quite a while ; )
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