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Bash by Neil LaBute
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Jul 27, 2010

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Three one acts which are each extended monologues exploring the human potential for violence.

While fascinating (and terrifying) these pieces are cold. It is awfully hard to read a piece where, while you may feel pity or even a strange sense of understanding for the characters, you ultimately find them unsavory.

LaBute revels in the unsavory, and if you are familiar with his other work you know that he almost delights in humiliation and degradation. Again, this is fascinating in small doses. It is most definitly NOT something a sustained reader could gwow a fondnes for -- unless they tend toward the sado-masochistic. No jusgements. Just being honest.
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