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“Whenever [Guare's] imagination takes over, whenever his astonishing dramatic talent for creating characters and lines and scenes is let loose, he is invaluable.” The New Yorker
Landscape of the Body
978-0-8021-4298-6 • $13.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2007
One of John Guare’s classic plays, Landscape of the Body tells the story of a woman’s unfulfilled life and premature deathand her reflections from the grave. Betty travels to New York to convince her sister Rosalie to leave her gritty New York City life and come home to bucolic Maine. After dying in a freak bicycle accident, Rosalie revisits the world she has
left behind. From the beyond Rosalie witnesses Betty effortlessly easing into her previous personamoving into her apartment, taking over her job, but then Betty abruptly loses her teenage son to a gruesome murder. In a sardonic turn of events, Betty finds herself the primary suspect in her son’s death. In what Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press called “his most surreal and haunting play,” John Guare brilliantly moves back and forth in time and space to create an affecting study of the American dream gone awry.