Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Small, Melodramatic Story” as Want to Read:
A Small, Melodramatic Story
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Small, Melodramatic Story

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
In Washington D.C., a widow named O is trying to figure out whether life is worth re-engaging with. In her path are the 1968 riots, the first Gulf War, the Freedom of Information Act and herself. There s also an archivist named Keith, a cop named Perry and a kid named Cleo. And finally, there s the question of just how much about anything do we really need to know.
Hardcover, 50 pages
Published July 4th 2008 by Dramatists Play Service (first published June 30th 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Small, Melodramatic Story, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Small, Melodramatic Story

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-7)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 25, 2008 Chris rated it liked it
This play works hard to avoid being what the title indicates, and manages to succeed with seeming ease.

The synopsis of this play would indeed seem melodramatic, but it is treated with humor, understanding, a deep knowledge of how people act and react to their fellow human-beings.

For me at least, the most remarkable part of this play is how Belber understands how people can respond to great tragedies with the understated, undercut moment, how people attempt to avoid what needs or is wanted to be
Corey rated it liked it
Aug 11, 2011
Steve rated it it was ok
Nov 12, 2008
Michael rated it really liked it
Aug 19, 2008
Thomas added it
Aug 14, 2013
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Stephen Belber is an American playwright, screenwriter and film director.
More about Stephen Belber...

Share This Book