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The Credeaux Canvas

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Paperback. Acting edition.
Paperback, Acting Edition, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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Mar 30, 2012 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The most plot-driven of any of Bunin's plays that I've read, and satisfying tragic in the way a young artist cannot move past being technical into making a mark of his own, on other people, or on the world.

Using the same evocative language I've found so previously engaging in his work, Bunin here describes the unraveling of a group of friends, and the consequences of touching other people emotionally, when you intend to do so only through work. Great stuff, and well worth the read (probably wort...more
This was one of my favorite plays that I saw in college. I thought it was wonderful. There are a lot of things about the structure that just really work -- the naked, moonlit painting scene and the single-appearance art collector are both knockouts. I remember being less impressed when I reread it later, since maybe the plot elements are on the melodramatic side. But not too much, really. It takes a master to avoid it, and you can love something that is flawed, anyway.
Cool play. A little too simple for my taste, though. I suppose that with the right actors and interpretation for the stage that this could be an interesting piece. On page, however, it seems more like a well-written sit-com episode centering on a con or get-rich-quick scheme. Could have been a little deeper...
The author put guns on the table in the first two acts and then fired them, brutally. LA Theatre Works created an amazing production of the play.
This play shows better than it reads, I think. It's still a good story, though.
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