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Beirut - by Alan Bowne (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 54

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Alan Bowne

Language: English

TCIN: 79747519
UPC: 9780881456233
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-0944


..".BEIRUT, Alan Bowne's stunner about love in the plague years. It's the near future': we're in a dump of a room on the Lower East Side, where a young man named Torch has been quarantined after testing positive for a nameless disease that sounds a lot like AIDS. His girlfriend, Blue, who has not been infected, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him.... The marvel of Mr Bowne's work is the richly raunchy language, tuned to the gritty rhythms of the street. It's crude yet lyrical; even at its most scatological, the dialog sings.... They (Torch and Blue) are a Romeo and Juliet of the boroughs, an East Side story.... ...the poetry and power of BEIRUT..." Walter Goodman, The New York Times ..".Alan Bowne makes a statement about sexually transmitted disease that is more powerful than all the soapbox orations which have been attempted theatrically to explore the subject. He deals with the human spirit as it faces the inevitable, and it is a spirit of hope and love, of logic and of empathy..." T H McCulloh, Drama-Logue
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