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Lion in the Streets

Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson

ISBN10: 0889104441
ISBN13: 978-0889104440
Author: Judith Thompson
Book title: Lion in the Streets
Publisher: Coach House Pr; Second Printing edition (September 1, 1992)
Language: English
Category: Dramas & Plays
Size PDF: 1809 kb
Size ePub: 1869 kb
Size Fb2: 1846 kb
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 738
Pages: 62 pages

Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson

The ghost of a murdered young girl flits through every scene of this dark drama. Lion in the Streets deals with those suffering from inner emotional turmoil. In this ensemble piece, the character of the ghost acts as a poignant reflection of the suffering of the other characters.


Great play, very intense. Loved it!

Judith Thompson writes like no other playwright I have come across. It is like a poetic version of language we hear every day on the streets. Her mixture of unsettlingly extreme, yet disturbingly real situations and dark humor take the reader on an emotional ride that is not soon forgotten. As an actor,I find the emotional life and depth she gives to each character in a scene (no matter how small the part) is such a refreshing change. The reader, or audience gets a real look at each characters inner core, even though their scene may be over within a matter of minutes. This play is extremely underated and should be read by all. There are lions in all of our streets, and we must learn to take our lives back.