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Proof | [David Auburn]

Proof

An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn's dynamic play. Winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play and the 200l Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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Publisher's Summary

An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn's dynamic play. Winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play and the 200l Pulitzer Prize for drama.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

What the Critics Say

  • Pulitzer Prize winner, Drama, 2001

"A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon." (Time)
"Flawless rendition....He gives each character color, personality, and heft, without ever vamping or straining for effect." (AudioFile)
"A complex, often startling picture of life in the region....[Jones'] narrative achieves crushing momentum through sheer accumulation of detail, unusual historical insight, and generous character writing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Jones has written a book of tremendous moral intricacy." (The New Yorker)

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    Robert New York, NY, USA 09-15-04
    Robert New York, NY, USA 09-15-04 Member Since 2000
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    "Excellent adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize play"

    I had the good fortune to see Anne Heche twice in the Broadway production of PROOF and was delighted to see that her excellent performance has been preserved on audio (Gwyneth Paltrow was picked for the movie version before anyone knew how good Heche would be). The supporting performances are equally satisfying in this intelligent, compelling and, dare I say it, moving play. More than most plays, this one works beautifully in the audio medium.

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Jody Austin, TX, United States 08-17-05
    Jody Austin, TX, United States 08-17-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Had a bit of trouble with Anne Heche's voice"

    I had heard so much about this play over the years, and the play itself is as wonderful as people said it is. But I had trouble with Anne Heche's portrayal. Her shrill, strident voice really grated on me at times, as did the nasal, whiny qualities it sometimes had. It's obviously a personal preference, so listen to the audio sample first before you buy it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Vinicius CAMPINAS, Brazil 05-15-13
    Vinicius CAMPINAS, Brazil 05-15-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Anne Heche at her Core!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It can not be characterized an Audio-book it is more like a Play


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne Heche for sure


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is more dramatically driven. Anne plays a person that is bother line between crazy and genius. She Rocks!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes for sure. it was trilling


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 03-05-08
    Gwynne Alexandria, VA, United States 03-05-08 Member Since 2006
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    "A stunner"

    Loved this one! A superior play, acted with great style and brio. One of the very best in the LA Theatreworks series. If you enjoy audio plays try this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Orlando, FL, United States 01-03-13
    Deborah Orlando, FL, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Play"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof (Dramatization) to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because this is a dramatization with great actors.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Engaged with all of them. Of course the two lead characters were my favorites compared to the self righteous sister.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked all of them. They all contributed to story and my engagement.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. One sitting would be great if doable, but I did over 4 or 5 sessions and enjoyed it thoroughly even with being in the middle of at least 10 other books.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this kind of dramatization. It was so good, looking for more like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Murphy Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09-14-12
    Murphy Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Anne Heches tone could not me more annoying."

    Great story and nicely adapted for audio play. But Anne Heche?? An hour of that shrill, phoney voice was tortuous,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane VictoriaAustralia 06-04-09
    Jane VictoriaAustralia 06-04-09 Member Since 2008
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    "briliant play"

    great play well performed

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    Robert Berkeley, CA, USA 07-09-07
    Robert Berkeley, CA, USA 07-09-07
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    "Better than the Movie"

    D. Auburn writes a great play, and Anne Heche scores high on her interpretation of Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician. Her portrayal resonated with me more so than with Gwyneth Paltrow's. The rest of the cast hold their own very well in ensemble with Ms. Heche.

    My favorite radio play to date.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 05-10-07
    Cindy LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 05-10-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Wonderful"

    Funny, poignient, heartbreaking and hopeful. Beautifully narrated!

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    Jean Oswego, NY, USA 09-11-06
    Jean Oswego, NY, USA 09-11-06
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    "Proof proves the theater is very healthy!"

    What a fabulous play! The actors are wonderful and the story of the losses suffered by the father mathematition, the genius of his caretaker daughter, her doubting, controlling, and absent sister, and a suitor is clever, sharp, humorous, and oh so good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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