August: Osage County

August: Osage County

Book - 2013
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One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest--and absolute worst. In December 2013, the play becomes a motion picture from The Weinstein Company, starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, and Ewan McGregor.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Theatre Communications Group,, 2013.
Edition: New edition.
ISBN: 9781559364669
Branch Call Number: 812.6 LE
Characteristics: 138 pages ; 22 cm

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jservilio
Apr 07, 2017

Not quite sure how this was different from soap opera. Had all the same tropes.

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joliebergman
Jun 26, 2014

I have absolutely zero free time and energy to spend reading about horrible people doing horrible things because of horrible ideas and their horrible perceptions of themselves and the world around them. I gather enough of that from the world just passing a TV during the 6:00 PM news or with a glance of a newspaper headline at the bus stop. I’m tapped out, people. I barely made it half way through this play when I realized it would be a pointless avalanche of worst ideas ever. No thank you. Moving on.

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jazpur
Jun 11, 2014

Yes. Well .What a miserable film. A brilliant cast who gave excellent performances and excellent photography, not to mention the scenery. But....this was a relentlessly depressing film about a thoroughly dysfunctional family. 'Happy Families' they couldn't play, not even for one day. Oh those skeletons that inevitably got out of the closet . It was black but not to the point I got any humour. Most unenjoyable.

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