The Whipping Man (Paperback)

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The Whipping Man (Paperback)


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Drama / Characters: 3 maleIt is April 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south slaves are being freed soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon a young Confederate officer who has been severely wounded. He finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned save for two former slaves Simon and John who wait in the empty house for the family's return. As the three.
Product Details ISBN: 9780573697098
ISBN-10: 0573697094
Publisher: Concord Theatricals
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2009
Pages: 84
Language: English
"EMOTIONALLY POTENT...surreal in the layers of meaning... a quiet force...We are in the hands of a playwright who wants to mess with our viscera." - The New York Times

"A cause for celebration. Mathew Lopez has come as close as any author could to producing a microcosm of the genesis of a wide range of today's Black American males." - Talkin' Broadway

"Lopez’s script is a triumph of economy and timing. He knows how to respect the truth and intention of his writing . . . His eloquence and simplicity border on poetry." Cultural Weekly