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The Brother/Sister Plays

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  3 reviews
“McCraney’s richly drawn characters and colloquial poetry . . . manages to sound both epic and rooted in a specific place. Listen closely, and you might hear that thrilling sound that is one of the main reasons we go to the theater, that beautiful music of a new voice.”—The New York Times

“Taut, expressive drama, The Brothers Size realizes the potential of theater to elevat
Paperback, 180 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Theatre Communications Group (first published 2010)
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I have trouble writing coherent reviews for 5-star books. Something happens when I read them, something transcendent that leaves me without words. So. These scripts are beautiful, some of the few that are as amazing on the page as they are on the stage. McCraney understands that playwriting is poetry as much as anything else, and there is beauty, humor, heartbreak, and truth on every single page. A treasure.
Peter Orvetti
I was lucky enough to see two of these plays -- "The Brothers Size" and "Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet" -- on stage before I read this volume. Of the three, "The Brothers Size" is my favorite, though they work best as a trilogy as intended. I do think it might be hard to appreciate McCraney's work just by reading the scripts, since the plays are very movement-based and use sound and silence in addition to language that is sometimes hard to accurately transcribe.

One oddity of "The Brother/Sister
Book. Different than Stage. Forced to imagine.

Book, enjoyed the book, but

Look forward to seeing it on stage

Where I can see how such strange


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