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Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award

This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance of community. When a young white prisoner accused of child molesting is thrown into the cell block by a guard who says he belongs in Sing Sing because "the men up there konw what to do with degenerates like you," the stage is set for an explosive series of events; for, among prisoners, this child molester called "short eyes" is the lowest of criminals.

About the Author

Miguel Pinero, once a burglar, mugger, shoplifter, and drug addict, began writing when serving a five-year sentence in Sing Sing for armed robbery. He was discovered and encouraged by Marvin Felix Camillo, who conducted a drama workshop at the prison. Camillo's workshop grew into an acting company of ex-convicts called "The Family," members of which made up most of the cast in Joseph Papp's premiere production of Short Eyes in 1974. Mr. Pinero died in 1988.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374521479
Introduction:
Camillo, Felix
Other:
Pinero, Miguel
Introduction by:
Camillo, Felix
Introduction:
Camillo, Felix
Author:
Camillo, Marvin Felix
Author:
Pinero, Migu
Author:
Piero, Miguel
Author:
Pinero, Miguel
Author:
Camillo, Felix
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Mermaid Dramabook Series
Publication Date:
19750131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 1 in

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