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Native Speech

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published July 1st 1984 by Broadway Play Publishing Inc
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Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I like Eric Overmyer's play more in theory than I do in reality, and while I applaud the ambition and the extended exercise in vernacular, the insubstantial story and largely insubstantial characters (principal male lead aside) make the running time feel like overkill, especially as things don't get truly interesting until the final third or so of the text. A rather conventional street melodrama, Overmyer attempts to elevate his tawdry tale with social commentary that was probably relevant in th ...more
Sep 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Billy by: Noreen Barnes
This is Hungry Mother.


Anyway, this play out Sheppard's Sam Sheppard in the LES.
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Sep 21, 2007 rated it liked it
I need to read this again. I think it will make more sense on stage than on the page.
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