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A Piece of My Heart

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Full Length, Drama

Characters: 1 male, 6 female

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This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Viet Nam five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war torn jungle and ends as each leaves a personal token at The Wall in Washingto
paperback, 138 pages
Published June 22nd 1992 by Samuel French Inc. (first published 1988)
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Jul 20, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing
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Since I'm in it...I guess reading it is ongoing...but the more time I spend in it, the more I love it!
Sep 11, 2012 SerahRose rated it liked it
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This was a hard one for me to rate according the GoodReads system, to be honest. On a professional level, I can see why this play is so well-loved, moving to watch (I imagine), and highly respected. It tells an untold story creatively, engagingly, and often with unexpected wit. Seeing it live, I might actually cry.

But personally, it's not my favorite kind of play. I'm not the best judge of reading plays since, even as a theatre professional, I'm not all that fond of sitting down and reading a pl
Ryan Crim
Jan 23, 2014 Ryan Crim rated it really liked it
This script follows the lives of five young nurses aiding the soldiers in the Vietnam war. We see the war phase them as they experience the feelings of heart break, national pride, national anger, regret, homesick and obligation. We see their journey from home to the war to returning, suffering from memories and finally reuniting with each other at the memorial in a celebration of laughs and tears. This script is brilliantly written as it makes you feel the emotions the nurses feel and is a subs ...more
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Nov 26, 2014 Debbie Raulerson rated it it was amazing
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This was a wonderful read and would be a wonderful cross-curricular class assignment. It would need a lot of shared prior knowledge as our students, I feel would not connect with some of the terms and situations. This play brought me to tears at the end as I could picture these women and men. Great job, Shirley Lauro.
Shirley Lauro
Jun 08, 2015 Shirley Lauro rated it it was amazing
what the Vietnam war was truly about -- it was about all wars -- suffering, destruction, doom of innocent people
Mar 09, 2010 Angelica rated it it was amazing
Not only did I read this, but I performed in a stage production of it. So moving and wonderful.
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So far this play has been moving.
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Abigail was in this play:)
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