Book Description

Review 'John, like any great play, raises a lot of questions?not just about the human experience, but also about the state of contemporary theater, it doesn't provide many answers; it is not the playwright's responsibility to do so? In John she co-opts the viewer for her own aesthetic use, heightening the tension onstage and deepening the quiet relationships between her characters. Through John, she displays an understanding that the audience is part of the theatrical experience, an inevitability as certain as a Chekhovian gun.'?Slate (2015-05-11) Read more About the Author Annie Baker's works include The Flick (Pulitzer Prize), The Aliens (Obie Award), Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award), Nocturama, and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theatres in the United States and in more than a dozen countries. Recent honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Steinberg Playwright Award and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Read more