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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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The scene is an isolated house in the woods where a beautiful young woman lives alone. When a young samurai appears she offers him food and shelter, and when he decides to stay on they eventually become lovers. But while fascinated by his benefactress, the samurai cannot shake a superstitious mistrust of her; for all her delicacy and beauty she is also able to perform wonders of cookery, horticulture and even the martial arts (much to his wounded pride). In the end it develops that the woman is suspected of being a witch and the samurai has come to seek glory by killing her. This he ultimately cannot, or will not, do, but neither can be accept her superiority, and so he leaves—a fateful decision which, as it turns out, is made at terrible cost to both of them.
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.
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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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