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The Flu Season and Other Plays

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“Will Eno is one of the finest younger playwrights I have come across in a number of years. His work is inventive, disciplined and, at the same time, wild and evocative. His ear is splendid and his mind is agile.”—Edward Albee

“An original, a maverick wordsmith whose weird, wry dramas gurgle with the grim humor and pain of life. Eno specializes in the connections of the unc
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Paperback, First Edition, 110 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Theatre Communications Group
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Amalia Gavea
‘’All the sweat and pain. All the lying and pretending, the rethinking, the revising into ruin. A signature move. It’s only natural. If we could control life, it wouldn’t be life. If we could control our likeness of it, it wouldn’t be a likeness.’’

One of my favourite moments as a reader is the joy of reading a play. I know that many people believe that plays are meant to be performed, not read and this is correct, obviously. However, I’ve always thought that there is a special kind of mysticis
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Emma
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Will Eno is one of the most brilliant playwrights of this age! I adore his cynical viewpoint and humor. The Flu Season is my favorite play, and probably always will be.
Gabrielle
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Will Eno has such a unique voice in modern theatre. I love his use of surreal and absurd features with such human cores. Love.
Jessica
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Love Flu Season, Not so much on the other two :(
Benjamin
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Good, but not great; insightful, but not profound. Will Eno struggles against all odds to portray life and give it meaning, and to unearth some truth or understanding. He fails, yes, but only just slightly. He searches deep into the human experience and finds some pure gems, but he never quite manages to bring them to the surface. Instead, they remain just underneath. They call to the reader as if from underwater, and only little bubbles come up, the remnants of powerful and valuable words spoke ...more
Chuck O'Connor
Dec 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Eno admits in the production notes to this collection's titular play that his attempt, for that piece, is to write something, "brave and new and moving and meaningful, rather than just 'experimental' for the sake of being experimental." I estimate by the remaining two pieces in this collection (thin sketches of ideas that lack forward narrative progression or nuanced human observation) that "experimental" is the dramatic standard he believes worth exploring. I estimate he attempts these experime ...more
Dylan
Sep 07, 2010 added it
I may need to re-read this...It is not a light "transit-read"
Karen Olive
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Eloquently and masterfully protesting mortality----yet even the protest grows old.
Kate
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Tragedy: a Tragedy was particularly brilliant.
stig
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
If I had liked the title play as much as the two shorter plays, I would've clicked the fourth star.
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