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Roots In Water - Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

Roots In Water

Richard Nelson

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

ISBN: 9780881450934

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Collection / Anthology

Dramatic Comedy

ROOTS IN WATER is a series of twelve short plays, ranging from five to fifteen minutes in length. Some have already been staged at a small theater in Woodstock, but the new radio production is the first time they have been performed as a whole. Richard calls the plays `a fragmented portrait of a generation' his generation, the `baby boom' children of the 1950s who came to adulthood in post-Vietnam America. All the characters are American, though not all the plays take place in the U S A. The drama spans the years 1976 to 1988 and the plays were written over the past eight years. Stylistically different some are funny, some satirical, some moving they focus on a disparate set of characters including a Vietnam pilot, former anti-war campaigners, teachers, politicians, and lawyers. Nelson sees the series as being `like a volume of collected stories'. --Radio Times. “A tapestry of American society.” --Sheridan Morley, The Sunday Telegraph. “Something of the spareness and the ability to set up slow-burning trains for thought which mark out Raymond Carver's short stories.” --Robert Hanks, The Independent


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