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The Syringa Tree: The Play

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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Paperback, Acting Edition, 92 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (first published January 1st 2001)
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Chrissie
Jan 21, 2010 Chrissie rated it liked it
AGAIN NO SPOILERS

I recommend reading The Syringa Tree: A Novel, rather than the play version which is reviewed here. Through both the play (and the novel) you get a glimpse of South Africa immediately underhe apartheid, seen through the eyes of Elizabeth from age 6 and up. Class, race and anti-samitism are all juxtaposed. The author grew up in South Africa. This play grows from an event in her childhood. In the drama version I saw and felt it all. An emotional piece and amazing since in the dram
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Nancy Mcdaniel
Jul 31, 2010 Nancy Mcdaniel rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite plays. Heartwrenching. Perfectly and sensitively captures growing up as a white child of liberal parents in apartheid-era South Africa. When I saw it in NYC, I couldn't stop crying. Will see again at American Players Theatre later this month. Cant wait!
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May 31, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
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I saw this play when I was in high school and loved it. The story brought me to tears at the end. It's an amazing tail, and reading it was a joy.
Letitia
May 22, 2007 Letitia rated it it was amazing
I have not yet read the novel version of this play, but if it is as simply honest and moving as the play, it is highly recommended!
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3 to four ☆s. I need to see it staged; it is hard to imagine it all done by one person. ...more
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