Eleemosynary has ratings and 15 reviews. Syrdarya said: This play focuses on three generations of women, all very intelligent, and unable to really c. Three generations of highly intelligent and freethinking women attempt to reconcile years of family dysfunction in this drama by Lee Blessing. ELEEMOSYNARY SCRIPT PDF – Eleemosynary has ratings and 14 reviews. Syrdarya said: This play focuses on three generations of women.

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Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing. Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing. Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their plqy is mostly about the precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest.

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But, in the end, after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, eleemsoynary build a life together-despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement. Paperback72 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Eleemosynaryplease sign up. Lists with This Book.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 19, Syrdarya rated it liked it Shelves: This play focuses on three generations of women, all very intelligent, and unable to really connect with each other or to accept each other’s attempts to connect. The daughter was the most frustrating character for me because she was so stubborn, but by the end she may have begun to soften.

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Jul 19, Mikaela Simon rated it really liked it. As someone who has always loved words, this play really spoke to me. This play, while remaining short and sweet, tackled love and loss, as well as an relatively untapped theme of intelligence and how we choose to accept or deny it.

Feb 18, Michele rated it really liked it. Werid, I liked it but May 17, Cat rated it it was amazing. This was given to me by my high school theater teacher.

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There were only three of us in this particular class, and she thought this would be the best for us to perform. I was to play Echo, the youngest generation. Perhaps it’s because of the fond memories of high school and the girls I performed this with, but I really enjoyed it. Plus, I learned the definition of, and how to spell, “eleemosynary”. Jul 06, Chuck O’Connor rated it really liked it. A nuanced character study that addresses larger themes regarding identity and parentage in a personal way.

The structure is something I’d like to see performed before I am convinced it works, because too often it reads like difficult exposition handled in a simplistic way, but this is largely off-set by the unity of conflict inside the difficult relationships of intra-generational women. Jan 18, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I want you to hear what people say- to sort out what’s helpful and forgiving, and return that to them.

Oct 22, Ann rated it eleemosyjary liked it Shelves: Read this before, but read it again for class. I love each of the characters, as well as the nuances of what is in the balance for each of them.

I wonder what an updated staging might look like if it was performed today.

Jan 04, Sailor Nichols rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of my all time favorites from my all time favorite playwright. Aug 15, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 14, Ilyse rated it it was amazing. Just read this play.

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I need to work on Artie before I am too old. And then I will work on Dorothea.

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Jun 07, Meltha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Beautiful and wildly under-read. Jun 10, Emm rated it liked it. I had the privilege of performing Dorothea in a high school production, which we were able to take to the state level. One of my very favorite plays. Apr 11, Moriah Writes-a-lot rated it it was ok Shelves: I eleemosynarj not really sure what I think of it.

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