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Far East - Full Length Play, Drama

Far East

A.R. Gurney

Full Length Play, Drama

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 "...this poignant new play is a welcome reminder of A R Gurney's gliding dialogue and structural elegance, as well as the troubled, rueful heart that informs all his work."Ben Brantley, The New York Times   "A play that does everything right.   The new drama by A R Gurney looks at who Americans were in the mid-1950s—a few Americans, anyway—and how they behaved out in those vast stretches of the world over which they had sway, and what their songs and movies and slang expressions and values were. The story centers on four U S Navy people (one a Navy wife) stationed at a base in Japan in 1954 and 1955....   This subtle, tender play is, I think, Gurney's best work. It's John Cheever-meets-James Michener and it's a critical elegy for a long-vanished American view of life."Donald Lyons, New York Post   "It is no coincidence that the movie playing at the overseas Officer's Club in A R Gurney's new play FAR EAST, is From Here to Eternity: the 1953 Pearl Harbor drama starring Burt Lancaster as a rugged Army sergeant who has a torrid affair with the restless wife of his commander....   This deliciously wry play....Amy Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal


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A.R. Gurney

A.R. (“Pete”) Gurney was born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Williams College in 1952, served as an officer in the Navy, and afterwards attended the Yale School of Drama. For many years, he taught literature at M.I.T., but moved to New York in 1982 to devote more time to writing for the theatre. He has won a fair amount of awards during his career, and is now a member of the ... view full profile

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