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Synopsis:

David Rabe is one of America's finest dramatists. In A Question of Mercy, he explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia, delving deep into the ties that bind friends and lovers. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony's final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested , they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. Rabe creates a passionate depiction of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one's fight with death, and a compelling dramatic event that poses the question: "What would you do?"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802135490
Author:
Rabe, David
Author:
Selzer, Richard
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Gay men -- United States -- Drama.
Subject:
Euthanasia -- United States -- Drama.
Subject:
Gay men -- Drama.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Drama.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Rabe, David
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 5.6 oz

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David Rabe is one of America's finest dramatists. In A Question of Mercy, he explores the controversial and emotional issue of euthanasia, delving deep into the ties that bind friends and lovers. Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony's final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested , they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. Rabe creates a passionate depiction of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one's fight with death, and a compelling dramatic event that poses the question: "What would you do?"
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