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Bang the Drum Slowly - Full Length Play

Bang the Drum Slowly

Eric Simonson, Mark Harris

Full Length Play

15m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822214533

From what may be the greatest novel about baseball ever written comes …

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Full Length Play

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"Eric Simonson's beautifully imagined adaptation of Mark Harris' novel is in many ways the stage equivalent of a lusciously layered and moving work of prose literature, a marvel of simplicity in the depth of its feeling, while at the same time a profound reverie on the losing human contest against mortality…confronts death with complexity, never settling for easy sentiment, and is all the more stirring as a result." —Chicago Tribune. "There's no denying the humor and power of the work, nor the audience's three-hankie response…a fascinating textural portrait of our national image." —Boston Herald.
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15m, 2f

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Eric Simonson

Eric Simonson is a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and has been writing and directing for theatre, film and television since 1988. His plays and adaptations, which include Bang the Drum Slowly and Work Song (with Jeff Hatcher), have been performed all over the U.S. and in Japan. Mr. Simonson received a Tony nomination for his direction of the play The Song of Jacob Zulu; and an Academy ... view full profile

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