Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Paperback)

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Chicago, May 21, 1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age eighteen, and Robert Loeb, age nineteen, killed fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks. They were quickly apprehended when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. Clarence Darrow defended them, pleading eloquently against capital punishment. A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Playwright Alice Birch has put together a grouping of vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general w.

Praise For…

"Revolt unfolds in a series of fragments that recall the form-bending virtuosity of Caryl Churchill [...] Ms. Birch’s work finds the theatrical exhilaration in civil disobedience." - The New York Times

"A puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender, a scalding cascade of interconnected vignettes exploring words and their limits.” - Slate

"Alice Birch provides a bracing reminder that our language, customs, and basic ideas about work and life are all encoded with the legacy of brutality." - The Village Voice

"Brevity is power [...] Birch leaves you emotionally winded yet still engaged." - Time Out New York
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573705533
ISBN-10: 0573705534
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2017
Pages: 66
Language: English