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Dinner with Friends

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Awards

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Over the past decade, Donald Margulies has written some of the most insightful works in contemporary American drama. His body of work includes The Loman Family Picnic, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment and Collected Stories, and with each succeeding work his audiences have grown. It is no surprise that his newest work is his most critically successful yet. As with all of Margulies's work, he is a master of observing what might be considered the ordinary moments of life and its foibles with fresh ears. Dinner with Friends is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years. Although it seems to be treading on familiar ground, Dinner keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple's breakup can have equally devastating effects on another's stability.

Review:

"This is a smart and subtle play that understand there are no easy answers as people evolve and relationships settle into routine." David Kaufman, Daily News

Review:

"Donald Margulies has drawn one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory." Debra Jo Immergut, The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Dinner with Friends is entertainment as succulent as it is sobering." John Simon, New York Magazine

Review:

"A play for our time." New York Times

Synopsis:

A funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years, Dinner With Friends keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple's breakup can have an equally devastating effect on another's stability.

Synopsis:

Margulies' newest work is a major hit in New York and Paris.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Dinner with Friends is a tender, funny, and insightful look into two marriages.

Synopsis:

Dinner with Friends is a modern day masterpiece on the destruction of today's marriage. Through Margulies's flawless use of language and his ability to convey the truest of dialogue and characterization, we watch, as the two couples do, our closest friends going through a wrenching breakup. Not only does he create vivid detail of a marriage in decline, he also brilliantly depicts the couple's closest friends, and how this new mirror to their own marriage sends them through a whirlwind of raw emotion and self-reflection. Dinner with Friends is filled with humor, warmth, insight and wisdom.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“In pondering issues of intimacy, passion and the pleasure and dolors of conjugal routine, Margulies writes about relationships with such intelligence and spiky humor that his comedy-drama…becomes something quite wonderful.” –William Tynan, Time

“A true feast. Dinner with Friends is sober, wise and extremely funny…Mr. Margulies writes with elegance and wit about intimacy, trust, privacy and the toll of time and monogamy on sexual passion, matters that arent easily expressed in dramatic dialogue.” –Vincent Canby, New York Times

“The complexities of marriage and friendship are dissected with wit and intelligence in Dinner with Friends. At once tender and disturbing… drawn with an intriguing psychological complexity that feels quietly real. Margulies depicts the vagaries of spousal relationships with humor and pathos in an insightful manner that will undoubtedly spur meaningful conversations between couples.” –Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Filled with humor, warmth, insight and wisdom, Dinner with Friends is a modern day masterpiece on the destruction of today's marriage. Through Margulies's flawless use of language and his ability to convey the truest of dialogue and characterization, we watch, as the two couples do, our closest friends going through a wrenching breakup. Not only does he create vivid detail of a marriage in decline, he also brilliantly depicts the couple's closest friends, and how this new mirror to their own marriage sends them through a whirlwind of raw emotion and self-reflection.

Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends. The play received numerous awards, including the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, the Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination, and has been produced all over the United States and around the world. In addition to his adaptation of God of Vengeance, his many plays include Collected Stories, The Country House, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, Whats Wrong with This Picture? and Time Stands Still. Mr. Margulies currently lives with his wife and their son in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches playwriting at Yale University.

About the Author

Donald Margulies lives with his wife and son in New Haven, CT. He is the author of numerous plays, including Collected Stories and Sight Unseen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559361941
Author:
Margulies, Donald
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
American
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Domestic drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
H-
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 in 5 oz

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Product details 112 pages Theatre Communications Group - English 9781559361941 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a smart and subtle play that understand there are no easy answers as people evolve and relationships settle into routine."
"Review" by , "Donald Margulies has drawn one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory."
"Review" by , "Dinner with Friends is entertainment as succulent as it is sobering."
"Review" by , "A play for our time."
"Synopsis" by , A funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years, Dinner With Friends keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple's breakup can have an equally devastating effect on another's stability.
"Synopsis" by ,
Margulies' newest work is a major hit in New York and Paris.
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Dinner with Friends is a tender, funny, and insightful look into two marriages.
"Synopsis" by , Dinner with Friends is a modern day masterpiece on the destruction of today's marriage. Through Margulies's flawless use of language and his ability to convey the truest of dialogue and characterization, we watch, as the two couples do, our closest friends going through a wrenching breakup. Not only does he create vivid detail of a marriage in decline, he also brilliantly depicts the couple's closest friends, and how this new mirror to their own marriage sends them through a whirlwind of raw emotion and self-reflection. Dinner with Friends is filled with humor, warmth, insight and wisdom.
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“In pondering issues of intimacy, passion and the pleasure and dolors of conjugal routine, Margulies writes about relationships with such intelligence and spiky humor that his comedy-drama…becomes something quite wonderful.” –William Tynan, Time

“A true feast. Dinner with Friends is sober, wise and extremely funny…Mr. Margulies writes with elegance and wit about intimacy, trust, privacy and the toll of time and monogamy on sexual passion, matters that arent easily expressed in dramatic dialogue.” –Vincent Canby, New York Times

“The complexities of marriage and friendship are dissected with wit and intelligence in Dinner with Friends. At once tender and disturbing… drawn with an intriguing psychological complexity that feels quietly real. Margulies depicts the vagaries of spousal relationships with humor and pathos in an insightful manner that will undoubtedly spur meaningful conversations between couples.” –Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Filled with humor, warmth, insight and wisdom, Dinner with Friends is a modern day masterpiece on the destruction of today's marriage. Through Margulies's flawless use of language and his ability to convey the truest of dialogue and characterization, we watch, as the two couples do, our closest friends going through a wrenching breakup. Not only does he create vivid detail of a marriage in decline, he also brilliantly depicts the couple's closest friends, and how this new mirror to their own marriage sends them through a whirlwind of raw emotion and self-reflection.

Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends. The play received numerous awards, including the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, the Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination, and has been produced all over the United States and around the world. In addition to his adaptation of God of Vengeance, his many plays include Collected Stories, The Country House, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, Whats Wrong with This Picture? and Time Stands Still. Mr. Margulies currently lives with his wife and their son in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches playwriting at Yale University.

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