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Lion in the Streets

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  100 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The ghost of a young murdered girl flits through every scene linking the pain and anguish of all the characters struggling to cope with urban life.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Playwrights Canada Press (first published September 1st 1992)
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May 06, 2015 Lovereading rated it it was amazing
I don't often read plays but after Lion in the Streets, I'm definitely going to be looking for some more.

I don't know how to describe this any other way than to say it was highly disturbing. The language is graphic and violent and there is nothing Thompson shies away from (including a man jacking off while forcing his fiance to relive a rape). It is these scenes - those that are unsettling and extreme but also horribly real - that makes me think Thompson writes like no other playwright. There i
Apr 01, 2015 Katie rated it really liked it
Rating is subject to change once I study this in English class. While I did not understand most of it, I loved this play and I can tell that once I delve into it, it's going to be wild.
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