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Wit - Acting Edition, by Margaret Edson

tabithalay's review against another edition

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4.0

I’m quite curious to see how this is performed on stage.

ben_smitty's review against another edition

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5.0

One of my favorite plays! Wit deals with Professor Vivian Bearing's stoic attitude towards her cancer (and life) as it deteriorates into vulnerability that comes with the ever-increasing pain. During the play, the poetry of John Donne's "Death, be not proud" underlines the central issues of death, compassion, and the meaning of life. Prof. Bearing wrestles throughout with what "wit" or "wisdom" really means, and if one can know a lot and still be blind.

rtenn's review against another edition

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fast-paced

5.0

hen518468's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

sarakomo's review against another edition

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5.0

2022: Top notch, 10/10, no notes

Obviously, as it won the Pulitzer, the people know that this is a good play. But this was my first time reading it, and it's a GREAT play. It's also the first play that Edson wrote. Can you imagine winning the Pulitzer on your first play?!! Incredible. The story gets better when you find out that Wit is Edson's first AND ONLY play, and that she currently teaches sixth-grade social studies in Atlanta.

Bravo, Margaret! Thank you for your contribution.

ivantable's review against another edition

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5.0

I first the watched the HBO movie adaptation of this play, starring Emma Thompson. A friend encouraged me to read the actual play. While plays are not my usual reading fare, here I make exceptions. It is brilliant.

kelseyleigh_h's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

5.0


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nhayner's review against another edition

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5.0

Absolutely amazing. I have no words, just read this. Instant favorite.

cmccafe's review against another edition

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4.0

An intense little play.

mushroomfairy02's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0