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David Adams Berry

DAVID ADAMS BERRY

  (1943 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  

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below is a list of David Adams Berry's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Freedom Bird, The         G.R. Point         Whales Of August, The



Freedom Bird, The

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G.R. Point

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the "G.R." of the play's title stands for "Graves Registration"-the point where the bodies of Vietnam combat victims are brought for processing before burial. Joining the unit involved in tending to this gruesome duty is Micah Broadstreet, a New england aristocrat, and Ivy League graduate, recently drafted. although it seems unlikely that Micah will be accepted in a unit comprised of two blacks, a Puerto Rican, a Greek-American and a hillbilly, he soon joins them in pot smoking and, more important, survives a hellish fire-fight in which he kills for the first time. But the more he fits into the life of the unit, the more his values erode. His increasingly explicit letters to his mother undoubtedly contribute to the heart attack which ends her life, and he confesses, with some shame, to having experienced sexual pleasure in the act of killing. In the end, through Micah and the others, the playwright captures the real horror of Vietnam-the insidious way in which it robbed human life of its dignity and dimension

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Original title: "Spiders Talk Upon the Lawn"

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Bibliographies/VN_drama_bib.html

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Whales Of August, The

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the scene is a beach house on an island off the Maine coast, where two widowed sisters, Sarah Walker and Elizabeth Strong, have been summering for many years, Elizabeth, the eldest and now blind, has grown increasingly reclusive and irritable, as she progressively closes down each of her senses while awaiting "the escort" who will carry her off to join her late husband. Sarah, much younger and still incurably romantic, now tends her sister, repaying the debt which was incurred when their mother died and the older sister assumed maternal responsibilities. Wistful and autumnal in mood, the play focuses on the seemingly insignificant events of their ordered lives: whether to install a picture window in order to get a better view of the whales who pass by at summer's end; and Elizabeth's guarded reaction to the charming Russian emigre who, in need of a place to stay, works his wiles on the still impressionable Sarah. In the end the play concludes as quietly as it began, but the two sisters have come to decisions

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Humorous play

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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