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August Osage County TCG Edition One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history August Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest and absolute worst When the patriarch of

  • Title: August: Osage County (TCG Edition)
  • Author: Tracy Letts
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  • Page: 313
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  • August: Osage County (TCG Edition) By Tracy Letts, One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, August Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest and absolute worst When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed The threOne of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, August Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest and absolute worst When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed The three act, three and a half hour mammoth of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters unscathed.

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    1. Tracey Letts is the son of Billie Letts who wrote Where the Heart Is and other novels, all taking place in Oklahoma Following in his mother s footsteps, Tracey Letts became a playwright, most notably of August Osage County, which won both the Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award in 2009 In Osage County, the dysfunctional Weston family has gathered to assist their mother Violet after their father Beverly s funeral Premiering at Chicago s Steppenwolf Theater, Osage County is a gritty family dra [...]

    2. I stayed up late last night so I could finish reading Tracy Letts s exquisite play, August Osage County I was fortunate enough to see it performed in San Francisco last month I was especially fortunate to see Estelle Parsons reprise her Broadway role as family matriarch Violet Weston I just learned that the woman is eighty years old I can t believe the things she goes through on that stage night after night She is truly wondrous, and I think I can say with than a fair amount of certainty that t [...]

    3. Oh My God This play deserves every hint of praise and recognition it s ever been given A perfect blend of realistic household bullshit and and spectacularly weird fuckeduppery, the Weston family grabbed my heart and ripped it out through my tearducts How can you know when enough is enough Or when it s not enough How do you swim through oceanic waves of family crisis, when the breakers are nothing but violent reflections of your own personal doom Goddamnit This play is both human and animal at th [...]

    4. Way better than expected I hate to see Oklahoma so neatly dispatched, but at least it was an Okie who did it Accurately.

    5. A tragedy triggers a perfect storm that will leave the Weston family relationships in ruins Talk about drama I loved the author used humour to relive the hard blows that the family secrets delivered I remember watching Maryl Streep playing Violet stunning performance in the movie version, and I loved reading the play just as much 4.5 stars.

    6. It seems like it s been far too long since we ve had a living room drama play that is actually touching and disturbing and hysterically funny as well I snorted with laughter and cringed with disgust while reading this It was easy to imagine it staged, a real plus for script reading There are no heroes in this play There are heroic moments by individuals, but really, no one comes away stronger or better off A case could be argued for some, I suspect, and it could be staged or played that way, but [...]

    7. Hit the nail on the head with this one Osage County has been dysfunctionally raw since the beginning It is a place of treachery, murder, and hardship on the macro, and with this contemporary glimpse of the micro, this story is congruous with its past The characters are alive They breathe and weep and scorn through every scene The plot was so simple that it had to be what it was The plot was inevitable Oklahoma was an ambivalent space of colliding cultures, not a melting pot but a caldron of diss [...]

    8. I saw this on Broadway so I m going to count it as a read Fantastic production with Estelle Parsons as the crazy mother.

    9. dreamersandco 2013 02 , Amparo Bar August , , , Tracy Letts , disfunctional Weston, Broadway Pulitzer 2008 Beverly, Weston Violet , , , , , , Maryl Streep Violet Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Julia Roberts 2013 .

    10. Given that there aren t many 2 star or below ratings, nor reviews with such ratings, I figured I should write something that may give another reader some sort of review to relate with as I was searching for one earlier, but was left disappointed by the rather superficial reviews, e.g I couldn t relate with the characters, or It was strong and powerful, but I didn t really enjoy it, etcThis play has a good amount of potential in it References to Eliot s The Hollow Men, a set up of commentary on N [...]

    11. This was a fast read because it is written in screenplay format It does dyfunstional family well, drinking, drugs, cheating, lies and other secrets for this family in Oklahoma I think its dark comedy at times or to tell in the play format but that s how my sense of humor took it I liked this story better than I thought, I read this as its part of a 2016challenge I am doing

    12. So, this is pretty much just a screwed up family I love how it s a little dark and disturbing view spoiler what, you re in love with your cousin hide spoiler to super disturbing view spoiler just kidding, it s actually worse, you re sleeping with YOUR BROTHER, surprise hide spoiler to the cliche disturbing view spoiler the soon to be uncle is a pedophile didn t see THAT coming a mile away hide spoiler I did like the end with Violet though, view spoiler the revelation that Beverly left her a note [...]

    13. After a month of reading She gave him a piercing lookThe wind moved through the trees like a restless lionHe gripped the mug and hot coffee sloshed over the table and long well written examinations of inner thought and motive, I came toAugust Osage County by Tracy Letts with anticipation.Dialogue.Clean, spare, pointed and well written Dialogue goes straight to this old director s heart Unfortunately, I didn t like any but three of the characters in this bitter, recriminatory family disintegratio [...]

    14. December of Drama 2015, day eightFrom Shakespeare to something a little Greek in tenor This is obviously harsh, dysfunctional family territory, stuff that immediately brings Eugene O Neill to mind It has that self referential post modern flavor, with the address the audience prologue where Beverly, the patriarch of the Weston family, or less sets up everything that follows There are so many brilliant, poignant lines, coming in the midst of mostly realistic situations and delivered by fully rea [...]

    15. Everything you want in a play Zingers Secrets revealed Moments of action and danger Strong female characters ripping each other, and their men, new ones.Don t see the movie The movie is never as good as seeing a live play.Don t even read this play, unless you have a mind to perform in it, or direct itJust wait for a chance to see it performed in your area.

    16. More like 3.5 The beginning was kind of slow for me, but it really got interesting in act two I was really surprised by a lot of the plot turns Overall I liked it, but I m not eager to write a paper on it bfaproblems.

    17. A missing, and soon to be found dead, husband and father A fervent matriarch suffering from a terminal illness A detached, dysfunctional family gathered to bury a man for whom none of them cultivated a particular understanding The Westons are finally succumbed to the notion they have been running from, and dreaded most facing each other.It is a commonly accepted truth that family can indeed work both ways Weather it helps you back to your feet, or breaks both your legs, a single fact remains whe [...]

    18. One of the last times I spoke with my father, we were talking aboutI don t know, the state of the world, somethingd he said, You know, this country was always pretty much a whorehouse, but at least it used to have some promise Now it s just a shithole And I think now maybe he was talking about something else, something specific, something personal to himis house This family His marriage Himself I don t know But there was something sad in his voice or no, not sad, he always sounded sad somethin [...]

    19. Families are complicated We all know that much Basically, if Thanksgiving dinners broke out into car chases on an even semi routine basis, none of us would ever feel compelled to go the movies again because you just can t beat the laughs, tears, sighs and shocks that accompany a gathering of liquored up people that you only even know as a result of genetic happenstance Sometimes it s awesome, sometimes it s torture, but no matter what happens you end up building some ineradicable if not healthy [...]

    20. Good w great scenery chewing actressing roles esp Streep s yes, the queen s in the adaptations of all the Drama Desk Tony Pulitzer winning plays It s the actressing est play ever based on the Tonys Her co star is also Best Actress winner Julia Roberts who I m guessing will be pushed supporting which I would not mind esp since I don t see the Oscars being bowled over by 2 old actresses in the same year Streep s sister s role won the Sup Tony It does feel a bit like too much of the comedy is shock [...]

    21. I have no idea how this ended up on my to read, but it was and I did and it is really good LOTS and lots of female parts Now, I have to figure out how to pitch it to a local theater group because I wanna be in this one It is funny and dark and sad It is a bit like Albee, but modern I think my sole complaint is that Letts is so obvious about her feminist critique We have SEVERAL examples of aging women and discussions about men s animal sexual nature She could have been a bit subtle on that top [...]

    22. I know I m going against popular opinion here, but as I read this play, I felt as if Letts took all the main conflicts from the dysfunctional family Pulitzer plays and rolled them into one long work As soon as you realize this is a no holds barred situation, there are no longer any surprises in the play We can see conflicts and revelations coming from a long way away Crashing dishes to the floor and screaming does not cover the predictable plot points There is a dark humor here, which I generall [...]

    23. Reads better as a play then as a movie I can better see the comedic part of the tradegy when reading the play In my mind s eye Violet is a lot dropsy and and even inarticulate due to drugs and cancer and mismanagement of healthcare The sisters in my minds eye are clowns as vivid as shakespearean clowns I will likely re read this book on another day.

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