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God's Ear marks the debut of Jenny Schwartz, "an indelibly clever playwright, possessed of linguistic playfulness and a lively sense of rhythm" (Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice). Through the skillfully disarming use of clichéd language and homilies, the play explores with subtle grace and depth the way the death of a child tears one family apart, while showcasing the talGod's Ear marks the debut of Jenny Schwartz, "an indelibly clever playwright, possessed of linguistic playfulness and a lively sense of rhythm" (Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice). Through the skillfully disarming use of clichéd language and homilies, the play explores with subtle grace and depth the way the death of a child tears one family apart, while showcasing the talents of a promising young playwright who "in [a] very modern way [is] making a rather old-fashioned case for the power of the written word" (Jason Zinoman, The New York Times).Fresh from its critically acclaimed off-off-Broadway run this past spring, God's Ear moves off-Broadway to the Vineyard Theatre in April 2008....

Title : God's Ear: A Play
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ISBN : 9780865479906
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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God's Ear: A Play Reviews

  • Ian Johnson
    2018-11-22 13:53

    Jenny Schwartz is a spectacular master of language. I had the privilege of seeing a production of this that was directed masterfully. The language simply flows and through your ears it massages your soul. In ways it seems that the language is simply just nonsensical and an overwhelming amount of cliches, but when read and handled appropriately the layers of the texts allow the audience to follow the family through the stages of their grieving. I find that this textual technique accesses deeper parts of human empathy as they are required to dig further within themselves to access the tools they need to dissect the text. An amazing piece of theatre that inspires me to keep writing

  • Tracy
    2018-11-24 16:56

    A capsizing of language that is glorious. This play made me believe again in what's possible rather than what's typical.

  • Lori
    2018-12-10 18:49

    Uniquely told.

  • Daniel
    2018-12-10 21:53

    Simple, rhythmic, tragic. A bit of hope, too?Reminiscent of SLP's Death of the Last Black Man and especially Lauren Yee's In a Word.

  • Lillian
    2018-11-20 14:07

    I never thought I'd see so many cliche's in one play... but it's intentional. The play delivers as many commonly said one liners as it can stuff into it's characters mouths. It centers around a mother and father who are having trouble coping with the death of their son. So they speak in easy phrases, that hide the deeper anguish they are feeling. It made me hear life differently afterwards. I notice where we conveniently place one liners and homilies, it helps us communicate in an effective way. Or does it? Worth. A. Read.

  • Melody
    2018-11-28 17:57

    I saw this in production before reading it, and I think that helps. The sparsity of the stage directions can be confusing at times. However, this is such a powerful show. The fact that it's pretty much written in cliches? Brilliant? What do you say during the grieving process? There are no words to accurately communicate that. Also, I am in love with Lanie's "Did You Know" monologue. This show is beautiful and full of emotion. I can understand why some people would be put off by it, but I love it.

  • Ed
    2018-12-12 15:53

    A play more or less about grief. After losing a son, communication breaks down and a family tries to express itself through clichés, platitudes and other rote responses - struggling to express feelings which have outgrown words. What at times seems to be an almost nonsensical stream-of consciousness builds to a beautiful, satisfying whole. Touching and surprisingly funny.

  • Zana
    2018-12-13 14:54

    «A Orelha de Deus», de Jenny Schwartz, tradução de Rogério Casanova, edições Cotovia, colecção Livrinhos de Teatro

  • Myc
    2018-12-05 14:04

    I do not like this play.

  • Gale Enad
    2018-12-02 16:54

    bc of this book's play i've watched a lot of films & animations since by iaft and wolfpac

  • Ann
    2018-11-29 13:55

    This play ripped out my heart.

  • M.K.
    2018-11-29 15:40

    Very interesting read, you have to understand the that so much emotions are being expressed; it is not just ramblings.

  • Tsering
    2018-12-01 20:01

    impressive but quiet absurd