Blackbird has ratings and 50 reviews. Beth said: starsThe earlier you read this play, the more I think you’ll enjoy it. Or perhaps I should rep. Blackbird. Front Cover. David Harrower. Dramatists Play Service Inc, Blackbird is a tense and powerful “problem play”, confronting the problem of. If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama.

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I do not think I understand what was going on in this film and what exactly the ensemble wanted to convey. A Broadway revival was mounted at the Belasco Theatre on 5 February 37 previewsand opened officially on 10 March through 11 June, performancesstarring Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels.

David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse

Adaptation discussed further on Episode of Before the Dawn: By Mikki Kendall Brilliant and uncomfortable for everyone, Blackbird is a tough challenge for any actor, actress and director.

Reading it requires a strong understanding of the rhythm to piece it together.

Books by David Harrower. You have to keep the thing alive. And similar question as others: Very believable characters, and the conversation they have rings true. By Reader staff It robbed me of many relationships and experiences. But nothing about the script quite fits the mould.


He went to prison; she’s been through therapy and her hometown’s staring. At least until the fireworks start.

The ambiguity in the morals and the plot have kept this work very present in my mind. The work before that was a two-hander, A Slow Airwhich blackird it glanced at debates about Scottish independence did so in characteristically Harrowerian fashion, filtering them through a domestic drama about the relationship between a brother and sister.

David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse – INDY Week

It’s raw, it’s real, it’s dirty, it’s fascinating. Blackbirrd, I wish I could see that! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

No eBook available Amazon. And he knows how to leave questions unresolved.

Blackbird review – Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels stun in abuse drama

Subscribe to this thread:. By Deanna Isaacs Mar 08, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: They haven’t seen each other since Ray was sent to prison for blackbirx rape “blackbird” is British slang for “jailbird”. By Atticus Bikos Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


This play is creepy and scary and all too real. Theatre Michelle Williams reviews. I started reading and couldn’t stop. Which in many blackbir it is, perhaps this is the main problem of this motion picture that it tries to complicate what seems so simple.

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A two-hander, then a monologue … what comes next? Blackbird, which was last seen in with Daniels as Ray and Alison Pill as Una, is a distressing two-hander about the dangerous influence and magnetism of traumatic events. The twists are so damn manipulative that you can pretty much feeling Harrower jabbing at you with the end of his pencil, saying, “Can you handle this yet?

Sitting in a Glasgow bar on a slow weekday lunchtime, he squints doubtfully at me.