World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.
(P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works
This was not a title I knew anything about, but since I've enjoyed many Arthur Miller plays, I decided to take a leap - and I'm so glad I did. Emotional turmoil, secret and lies, in a family and a neighbourhood after World War II, and many of the ideas come up in future plays.
Yes. The actors were so great. I knew nothing about this story and I am so glad I didn't. The ending was very surprising and emotional ... I really felt the pain of the characters.
The mother. Julie Harris NAILED this part. Her voice was perfect and I felt her anguish, anger and indignation all through the reading. She is always sheer perfection in her parts, but this one in particular really shines.
Their voices showed every nuance of the emotion of the play. I really
The ending... wasn't expecting it. The actors were superb. I can see why this play won the Circle Award for Best Play.
Now I know why they make us read the books they do in our college literature classes. These are truly classics and timeless stories that still apply to us today. Thank God for the abiity to
Yes - very well acted and presented.
The horrors of death that hang around this story while the rest of the world moves forward ignorant of the problems caused by cutting corners. The paraphrased line of "I did this for you kids" are always the famous last words uttered by some dumb fool too short sighted to do the right thing.
All great but Kate with her hope of her son returning although knowing the real story of what has happened in her own house. Painful and compelling.
Broke it up over 3 sittings. Very good.
This was amazing. I found out about this book from my favorite band. Twenty-one Pilots. Their name was inspired my this book, amd the decision that had to be made here. Tyler apparently took the weight of the decision and applied it to his personal life.
This provided great assistance to my study of the play. I am able to use this as clear reference when I am in short of time to read the book itself.
The narration was clear and it was easy to follow and distinguish which character was speaking.
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