Lion in the Streets

Lion in the Streets The ghost of a young murdered girl flits through every scene linking the pain and anguish of all the characters struggling to cope with urban life

  • Title: Lion in the Streets
  • Author: Judith Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780887545153
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ghost of a young murdered girl flits through every scene linking the pain and anguish of all the characters struggling to cope with urban life.

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    1. This is a brilliant play that tackles a lot of the darker sides of humanity in a really truthful way. There is a lot of scope for some stylised direction of this and I imagine seeing it in performance is an extremely different experience to reading it and imagining it. At times I found it hard to follow the script, because of the overlapping nature of the characters, the scenes and the dialogue, but if that was worked out in rehearsal I'm sure the action of it would be easier to follow. Reading [...]

    2. I don't often read plays but after Lion in the Streets, I'm definitely going to be looking for some more. I don't know how to describe this any other way than to say it was highly disturbing. The language is graphic and violent and there is nothing Thompson shies away from (including a man jacking off while forcing his fiance to relive a rape). It is these scenes - those that are unsettling and extreme but also horribly real - that makes me think Thompson writes like no other playwright. There i [...]

    3. Rating is subject to change once I study this in English class. While I did not understand most of it, I loved this play and I can tell that once I delve into it, it's going to be wild.

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