Ashes to Ashes
978-0-8021-3510-0 • $12.00 • Paperback • Apr. 1997
First presented by the Royal Court Theatre in London in September of 1996, Ashes to Ashes is a triumph of power and concision. The Lodon Spectator called it "one of his greatest plays," and Michael Billington of the Guardian raved, "an extraordinarily powerful work: elusive, mesmeric, disturbing." In the living room of a pleasant house in a university town outside of London, Devlin, threatened by his wife Rebecca's recollections of an abusive ex-lover, questions her relentlessly in his need for a single truth. In her seamless blending of what she knows of violence with the wider violence of the world, Rebecca reveals an eerie communion with the dead victims of unnamed political barabarities.