Absalom

by  Lionel Abel

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m, 1f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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A retelling of the famous Biblical story in present-day, existentialist terms. Reminiscent of the plays of Sartre and Camus, it infuses the traditional tale of King David and his son with new meaning.
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Lionel Abel

Lionel Abel (1910–2001) was an eminent American playwright, essayist and theater critic. His first success was a tragedy, Absalom, staged off-Broadway in 1956. It was followed by three other works of drama, before he turned to criticism. ...

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