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Clybourne Park

By: Norris, Bruce

Part of the NHB Modern Plays series
1780010273 / 9781780010274
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97 pages
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Reprint. Previously issued in print: New York: Faber and Faber, 2011 Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.

An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property. 

Best Play, Evening Standard Awards 2010
Best New Play, Critics Circle Awards 2010

Best New Play, Olivier Awards 2011
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011

In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed for a knock-down price, enabling the first black family to move into the neighbourhood and alarming the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park, Chicago.

In 2009 the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. As the arguments rage and tensions rise, ghosts and racial resentments are once more uncovered...


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