Lynn Nottage’s new play, Ruined (Manhattan Theatre Club, 3/8/09), rewrites Mother Courage and Her Children in the context of war in the. Complete summary of Lynn Nottage’s Ruined. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Ruined. From Lynn Nottage, the Obie Award-winning author of such plays as Fabulation and Intimate Apparel, comes this haunting, probing work about the resilience of.

Author: Tet Gakora
Country: Italy
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 11 December 2011
Pages: 229
PDF File Size: 11.65 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.82 Mb
ISBN: 115-5-45647-563-7
Downloads: 27480
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashigami

I don’t like horrible things — they make me cringe.

There isn’t any action in the play, of If is it, there is very little. Stage directions allow us to picture this play as it unfolds, to imagine actors, to nottagee our own rage. This had the benefit of almost superimposing the action onto the audience; I simultaneously watched the actions of people halfway around the world and the reactions of people like me. Few American dramatists aspire to such a panoramic view of the world or manage it so engagingly.

In the summer of the Brooklyn-based playwright traveled with her husband, her daughter, Ruby, and her father, Wallace, to Kenya and Uganda pynn a little over a month. Dec 20, Josemo rated it it was ok. It’s the kinda work of art I’ll forever admire: Jul 24, Sookie rated it really liked it Shelves: Based on true stories from women Nottage spoke two while on trip in the Congo. What is going on in the D. Osage CountyDoubt and Anna in the Tropics, the judges revealed a preference for multi-character realism.

Jun 11, Jack Wolfe rated it really liked it.

Jun 03, Expanding Bookshelf rated it really liked it. It is the story of women trying to survive in the midst of civil war in the Congo. Theatre Communications Group has published the script. Abducted and repeatedly raped by soldiers, rejected afterward by her family and her village for bringing shame on them, Salima still hopes for a reconciliation with ruiined husband. Jul 30, Elizabeth A rated it really liked it Shelves: Nottage, the wide-ranging and increasingly confident author of Intimate Apparel and Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undinehooks her audience with promises of a conventionally structured, purposefully plotted play, stocked with sympathetic characters and informative topical detail.


But undermining this throughout the entire play is a sense of constant threat, that bubbles just under the surface. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this play is a difficult yet important read. On my blog, I have posted YouTube clips of performances with some music!

On Lynn Nottageā€™s Ruined

The odd unity of ruuned and audience was suitable for a play full of alien and shared experience. The European premiere of Ruineddirected by Indhu Rubasinghamopened for previews on April 15, with press night on April 22, at the Almeida Theatre in London. The only thing you have to figure out is what to do with your knowledge once you have it. The play won nttage Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Perhaps, as with most plays it is better noottage see it performed than to just read it. It’s a devastating thing, smart and sharp and political, but it’s entertaining, too. On the other hand, sexual violence against women as a side effect of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the kind of subject most of us read about in a Nicholas Krystof column in the New York Times or watch on a CNN report.

A little radiator that you fire up inside your belly and brain. It was about human trafficking in the Dominion Republic of the Congo. I address terror too much in my busy time, it is unlikely I’m going to subject myself to it in my free time. Awards and prizes Pulitzer prize Lynn Nottage blogposts.


Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Ruined neither apes the thematic concerns nor mimics the theatrical strategies of Mother Courage. Though at heart a withering satirist, Nottage always goes beyond the external to get to the heart and soul of a place or an era.

View all 6 comments. What a powerful narrative to tell the story of women who are tired of their bodies becoming battlegrounds, but keep their strength and fight for their freedom, autonomy, home, and their hopes.

It’s characters, monologues, confrontations, sympathy for the less powerful, and big, gripping choices all the way. This is a nottaye play with lynnn structure.

And although they hate their jobs, these women consider it nice work, considering the horrors they endured before. I’m used to read spanish play I don’t really see this as a play. Incredibly powerful piece on the lives of women during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a topic western media completely ignores.

Ruined (play) – Wikipedia

Webarchive template wayback links. A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.

Mama Nadi is the proprietor of the house, and the play opens on a day when her friends brings his niece and a few nottaeg girls to the house to work.