WIT. By Margaret Edson. ▫. CHARACTERS ▫. VIVIAN BEARING, PH.D. 50; professor of seventeenth-century poetry at the university. JASON POSNER. 30; clinical. Editorial Reviews. baspogophoba.cf Review. Wit is that rare beast: art that engages both the heart and the mind. "It is not my intention to give away the plot," Vivian. Wit: A Play. by Margaret Edson. Margaret Edson won the Pulitzer Prize drama award for her play W;t. It is about a professor of 17th century poetry and her.

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    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel. Read Wit PDF - A Play by Margaret Edson Farrar | Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the. Get this from a library! Wit: a play. [Margaret Edson] -- "In this play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally .

    What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away—a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, "The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It's about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It's about compassion, but it shows insensitivity. Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it?

    With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize—winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships.

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    What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away—a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, "The play is not about doctors or even about cancer.

    It's about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It's about compassion, but it shows insensitivity. How should we live our lives knowing that we will die?

    Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? The IV pole, with a Port-a-Pump attached, rolls easily on wheels.

    Every time the IV pole reappears, it has a different configu- ration of bottles. She is fifty, tall and very thin, barefoot, and com- pletely bald.

    She wears two hospital gowns-one tied in the front and one tied in the back-a baseball cap, and a hospi- tal ID bracelet.

    The house lights are at half strength.

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    Margaret Edson was born in Washington, D. She has degrees in history and literature. Edson now lives in Atlanta, where she teaches kindergarten. Teacher's Guide.

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    Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize—winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships.

    About the author. Margaret Edson Related Links. From the Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux.