Song from Far Away - Modern Plays (Paperback)
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Song from Far Away - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 01/09/2015
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I drank three glasses of scotch and ginger ale before we'd even cleared Coney Island. I didn't want to come home. It was then that I decided to write you these letters. On a crisp winter day in New York, Willem gets the call. It's Mum. Pauli's died. Come back to Amsterdam. An unforgettable homecoming to an estranged family, a lost love, unsettling sex and an unexamined life. One of Stephens's most poetic plays to date, Song from Far Away received its UK premiere at the Young Vic, London, on 2 September 2015.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474277358
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 55 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 3 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An unexpected return to naturalism for Simon Stephens in this frail, gorgeous monologue * Time Out London *
Simon Stephens's Song From Far Away is one of the saddest plays I have ever seen . . . offset by mournfully funny moments. * Observer *
It's a strong premise, and one that Stephens tackles with both humour and poignancy: there are some funny moments, and others that snatch the breath from the throat. * Daily Telegraph *
a new monologue by Simon Stephens that treads lightly through the imagination yet leaves behind a set of indelible footprints. . . . Stephens's writing demands patience and an attentive ear. . . . this miniature tragedy about the comforts and terrors of intimacy is both as soft as a sigh, and bruisingly desolate. * The Times *
there are echoes of Stephens's heartbreaking Sea Wall in the way it cradles grief and confronts how we disappear without trace. . . . Song from Far Away offers a window into the heart. * Guardian *
Stephens muses on the concept of home and belonging; in this case, not just a geographical location, but the sense that we never settle down in this life itself. * Financial Times *
a 75-minute meditative monologue - a searching study of impotently self-aware emotional insufficiency * Independent *

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