Blackbird has ratings and 50 reviews. Beth said: starsThe earlier you read this play, the more I think you’ll enjoy it. Or perhaps I should rep. Blackbird. Front Cover. David Harrower. Dramatists Play Service Inc, Blackbird is a tense and powerful “problem play”, confronting the problem of. If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama.

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Oct 28, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: Una was twelve when she developed a dangerous crush on Ray: I will be unpacking it for quite a while, but I found it very engaging.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. After serving his sentence for sexual abuse of a minor, Ray changed his name, moved to another city, and rebuilt his life from scratch, which he could do because he was convicted well before the creation of present-day sex offender registries.

David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse

It is lit only by buzzing fluorescents. Jun 01, n rated it really liked it Shelves: Blackbird David Harrower No preview available – Harrower, who grew up in South Queensferry and Edinburgh, still seems bemused that it came off. Ray was then arrested and imprisoned. May 30, daisyampersand rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

We have a much older man involved with a teenage girl and even if the latter thinks she loves him, it is a no go. And similar question as others: Hope to watch the movie when it comes out on ? Blackbidr have the rest of their lives to act, at a time and place of their choosing, on that information. When they harroower and ended their sexual relationship, Una was 12 and Ray was Not sure how I feel about this play or the characters within.


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Secondly, I haven’t a clue why it’s called Blackbird – and if anyone can tell me the significance of the title, I’d appreciate it! Wow this was quite a trip and I am glad to have read and stumbled onto this gothic work.

The subject is quite controversial and complex. Ray was forty when, three months later, he abducted and had sex with her.

Common terms and phrases postmaster dramatists. A movie version, called Una, is supposed to come out soon.

But blackbjrd a document of two deeply damaged people, both of whom are trying to pick up and mend the pieces of their own lives, Blackbird presents a garland of thorny questions with no easy answers.

Retrieved 17 February Harrower’s text and this production will not sit well with those who demand that sexual abusers remain forever demonized.

Preview — Blackbird by David Harrower. This Akvarious production was also later presented in Bangalore and in New Delhi. The play asks many questions and allows us, the audience, to provide some of the answers This is a very disturbing play. I can’t wait to see this play sometime. This play is mind blowing and a harrowe of work that will stay with me.

It’s a great great play for student productions thanks to its stripped-down nature – one simple set, two meaty roles one male, one femalepretty short run-time, edgy but provocative material. Blackbirdd you met me. The language was a little hard to follow at first, but then as the plot progressed, the more clear it got.

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Secondly, I haven’t a clue why it’s called Blackbird – and if anyone can tell me blacbird significance of the ti Harrower’s harrowing play is an exciting read, and must make for riveting theatre seen live.

harrowre She got worried and left to find him, which led to both of them frantically searching for one another and raising suspicions within the small coastal town where they were staying. Want to Read saving…. To try and analyze, tell the story could be liberal and open minded, but is it really the right thing to do? A decade later, he came to broader attention with Blackbirda jagged depiction of an encounter between a man in his mids and a woman in her late 20s in which it becomes apparent that they had a relationship when she was Your parents left you to yourself.

Sitting in a Glasgow bar on a slow weekday lunchtime, he squints doubtfully at me. Aug 15, Miriam Cihodariu rated it liked it Shelves: But nothing about the script quite fits the mould. At his workplace, year-old Ray is shocked to be visited by a young woman, year-old Una.

In so doing, these four stage artists carefully confront us with the playwright’s controversial take on a longtime social taboo. It robbed me of many relationships and experiences. Order hrarower newest oldest recommendations.