by Edson, Margaret

  • DPS Blue new

Genre: Drama

Cast 3 male 3 female

Length Full

Set Interior

Licence UK & Ireland only

ISBN 9780822217046

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Edson’s extraordinary play tells the story of Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English who is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Vivian has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne through aggressively probing and rationalising his works. But during the course of her illness - and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy programme at a major teaching hospital, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humour that are transformative both for her and the audience. “A dazzling play you will remember till your dying day.” [New York Magazine]


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