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There is a showdown between him and Burton, and Anna, interestingly enough, throws out her well-off boyfriend and spends the night with the drunken, passionate Pale. A spark has clearly been struck between the two, but Anna is unable to deal with it and shows him the door the next morning. There follows a surprise ending engineered by Larry, who seems to understand Anna's heart a little better than she does. There are some wonderful moments and lines. Wilson never overdoes it; the humor and passion are usually restrained enough to be both believable and interesting.
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Believe me, you can't imagine a feeling everyone hasn't had. Make it personal, tell the truth, and then write 'Burn this" on it. Jan 25, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-favorite-books , , plays-and-theater , lgbt-people-or-characters. I loved this. But, I loved this. And the plot is simple, yet intriguing, and Larry, Burton and Pale are all interesting characters and they each have a clear sense of purpose in the development of the play. I I loved this. If I was compiling a wishlist of characters to play despite not at all being a serious actor , Anna might top that list.
Maybe I can convince a local theater class to use this play for a semester Jan 29, Bob rated it really liked it. Never thought much about this playwright but I can easily envision paying money to see this especially for its debut with John Malkovich as the somewhat emotionally complex but also thuggish Pale - plainly an opportunity unlikely to recur. The opening stage directions say "the time is the present" but there's a lot that is quite period-specific cocaine, Tribeca as wasteland for only brave artists and so on.
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Not really central to the play, but I enjoyed a speech he puts in the mouth of a c Never thought much about this playwright but I can easily envision paying money to see this especially for its debut with John Malkovich as the somewhat emotionally complex but also thuggish Pale - plainly an opportunity unlikely to recur. Not really central to the play, but I enjoyed a speech he puts in the mouth of a cynical character who is a film screen writer "There are no good movies. It can't happen.
When a good movie happens, on a roll of the dice, once in five years, it's like this total aberration, a freak of nature like the Grand Canyon, they're ashamed of it. They can't wait to remake it another ten years and fuck it up the way it's supposed to be. Feb 02, Patrick Grizzard rated it liked it. But on the page, it felt a little flat. Overall, though, this play has aged well.
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It feels relevant to the lives of artists living and working in New York anytime in the last 30 years hence the revival. But there are also moments, lines of dialogue, vernacular styles - that evoke the downtown art scene in a way that was surely the epitome of cool in , but now feels a bit self-consciously try-hard. Aug 20, Agatha Donkar rated it it was amazing Shelves: bestbeloved , theater.
My senior thesis show -- uneven and heavily dependent on having an actor who can carry Pale who reads terribly on the page; his long speeches, which are completely spell-binding with a good actor, are awkward and hard to read , but with moments of utter transcendence. Probably doesn't deserve four stars, but holds a soft spot in my heart.
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Jun 04, Lorri Steinbacher rated it really liked it. This was a re-read after I saw the play performed on Broadway this year. I love to see how actors interpret the material. On the page, you sometimes miss the chemistry between Anna and Pale, but it comes to life on the stage. May 05, Scott rated it liked it.
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While I appreciate the dynamics of the four individual personalities, it was difficult to relate to most of them. Pale's dialogue need not be so colorful. Apr 22, Susan rated it it was ok. I didn't get it. People got together for random reasons. Made no sense. An obscure broadway play. Definitely didn't love it. Apr 07, Jason rated it really liked it. A very unconventional love story-maybe. A very unconventional story of loss and grieving-maybe.
An unconventional family story-maybe. Maybe its all three-whatever it is it hits the reader hard and doesn't let go. Kind of stunning in it's simplicity and it's rawness. Apr 05, Olivia rated it it was amazing.
Favorite play. Definitely my favorite 20th Century American play.
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Mar 16, Rachel rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed the dialogue in this play and the intensity of the characters. I could imagine some finding it boring but I actually really loved Not going to lie - I am only reading this because Adam Driver is now starting as Pale on Broadway.
I could imagine some finding it boring but I actually really loved it. Aug 17, Stuart rated it it was amazing. A classic that lives up to its reputation, BURN THIS is Wilson at his best: funny, acerbic, unexpectedly poignant, and deeply entrenched in the demimonde of New York City, where the rich, the working class, the artists, queers, straights and the questioning mix. Poetic and witty, the dialogue is fast and furious and nails each of the four characters exsquisitely- from the first line you know who these people are, where they are, and why they are there.
No sequence feels wasted, no moment extrane A classic that lives up to its reputation, BURN THIS is Wilson at his best: funny, acerbic, unexpectedly poignant, and deeply entrenched in the demimonde of New York City, where the rich, the working class, the artists, queers, straights and the questioning mix. No sequence feels wasted, no moment extraneous. It's a lean text but a rich one, with much to mine for each actor in the piece, and an unsettling but satisfying ending that sells you on a relationship which, just as it is for heroine Anna, seems like it should be wrong, but feels utterly inevitable and deeply, satisfyingly right.
I like this play. I was introduced to it in a class by Adrian Pasdar and it was hard to get a real sense of who the characters were from the snippits we read, so I wanted to read the whole thing to understand why he loves this play so much.
And it's pretty good. The way Pale speaks is really awkward. I get that it's stylized, but I can't actualy imagine an actor reciting it as written It's just hard to picture. Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves.
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