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The Sound of a Voice - Full Length Play

The Sound of a Voice

David Henry Hwang

Full Length Play

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822210603

The scene is an isolated house in the woods where a beautiful young wo…

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First presented by New York's famed Public Theatre, on a double bill with The House of Sleeping Beauties, and under the omnibus title of Sound and Beauty. Inspired by Japanese folklore, the play employs a subtly stylized ritualistic approach in telling its tale of a love affair between a samurai and the mysterious woman (perhaps a witch) who gives him shelter. "…an earnest, considered experiment furthering an exceptional young writer's process of growth." —NY Times. "THE SOUND OF A VOICE is a Satire/Political Satire of sorts, whose gently mocking tone is concealed by its ritualistic mood and movements." —The New Yorker. "With THE SOUND OF A VOICE the young playwright comes significantly closer to perfect pitch." —NY Magazine.


1m, 1f

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), Yellow Face (2008 OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Finalist), Fob (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance And The Railroad (1982 Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (1982 Drama Desk Nomination), and Bondage. He wrote the books for the Broadway musicals Elton John and ... view full profile

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