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The Day Room

Drama


by
Don DeLillo

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 114 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From one of America’s foremost living writers comes a brilliant and disturbing comedy that mixes laughter and terror as it uncovers the boundaries of sanity in all of us. The play opens in a hospital; the characters are patient, doctors and nurses. It is a recognisable, predictable world. And yet, as the scenes unfold – in dialogue crackling with intelligence and insight, with incandescent bite and humour – our sense of normalcy is rocked from under us. Are these doctors and nurses really just patients from the Arno Klein Psychiatric Wing? Or are they something else entirely: people who are playing psychiatric patients playing doctors and nurses? And who, exactly, is Arno Klein? Described by the Boston Globe on its first performance as ‘an unselfconscious, fizzing, inventive black comedy that is enormously funny’, The Day Room displays Don DeLillo’s extraordinary talents in the brightest of lights.

From one of America’s foremost living writers comes a brilliant and disturbing comedy that mixes laughter and terror as it uncovers the boundaries of sanity in all of us. The play opens in a hospital; the characters are patient, doctors and nurses. It is a recognisable, predictable world. And yet, as the scenes unfold – in dialogue crackling with intelligence and insight, with incandescent bite and humour – our sense of normalcy is rocked from under us. Are… (more)

From one of America’s foremost living writers comes a brilliant and disturbing comedy that mixes laughter and terror as it uncovers the boundaries of sanity in all of us. The play opens in a hospital; the characters are patient, doctors and nurses. It is a recognisable, predictable world. And yet, as the scenes unfold – in dialogue crackling with intelligence and insight, with incandescent bite and humour – our sense of normalcy is rocked from under us. Are these doctors and nurses really just patients from the Arno Klein Psychiatric Wing? Or are they something else entirely: people who are playing psychiatric patients playing doctors and nurses? And who, exactly, is Arno Klein? Described by the Boston Globe on its first performance as ‘an unselfconscious, fizzing, inventive black comedy that is enormously funny’, The Day Room displays Don DeLillo’s extraordinary talents in the brightest of lights.

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