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The August: Osage County Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography. Editorial Reviews. Review. “This fusion of epic tragedy and black comedy is a bold step for August: Osage County (TCG Edition) – Kindle edition by Tracy Letts. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. But if August: Osage County runs well, it won’t be Letts and his wisecracks taking the stage this time. “It’s not a Tracy Letts play, it’s a John Wells.

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I snorted with laughter and cringed with disgust while reading this. Howard Starks, gentleman, teacher, poet, genius, mentor, friend, created that title for an extraordinary poem that is one of the inspirations for my play.

Nov 23, William2 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Clean, spare, pointed and well-written. Bill and Barbara argue over the cause of their separation as they trafy a bed out of the fold-out sofa in the living room: Messed up, but interesting. A Parable Rabbit Hole August: I remember watching Maryl Streep playing Violet stunning performance in the movie version, and I loved reading the play just as much.

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It opens with a prologue that is worth going back and rereading after getting about halfway through, just to see what new resonance it has now that the vounty has more information. Tracy Letts has written the ,etts in a very simple direct style that flows easily, and the structure of the piece fills out nicely.


Osage County runs well, it won’t be Letts and his wisecracks taking the stage this time. Anyway, what really has you gripped is the acting.

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

She reveals that it was Violet, not Beverly, who was heartbroken when Barbara left Oklahoma. Osage County can be described as a darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional family in Oklahoma.

The Dutch title is Augustus: Archived from the original on June 19, This was predictable from their very first interaction. Osage County has always only ended one way. Meanwhile, youngest daughter Karen is finally getting married to a business man ten years her senior, while middle daughter Ivy desires to run off to New York with her first cousin.

Want to Read saving…. The Broadway show closed on June 28,after performances and 18 previews.

Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dinner is served, and Violet begins insulting and needling all of her family members.

Bill is sleeping with a much-younger woman, one of his students at the university where he teaches. It ran there for more than a year, with frequent sold-out houses. I loved how her inability to communicate was not in any way related to her – ironic – mouth cancer. She discusses a depressing story from her childhood with her daughters.

There are so many brilliant, poignant lines, coming in the midst of mostly realistic situations and delivered December of Dramaday eight From Shakespeare to something a little more Greek in tenor.


This was a fast read because it is written in screenplay format. How can you know when enough is enough? A tale of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, Osage County is a solid 4 stars. Karen leaves with Steve, choosing to lie to herself and mistakenly blaming Jean for what happened. Jun 04, Kazza rated it it was amazing Shelves: All that “you can’t pick your family” conundrum?

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Not to mention the occasional line which seems to exist solely because this is a play, xugust there’s an audience to listen and gasp over it. Did Karen’s fiancee Steve really have to be so stereotypically a letcherous jerk?

And he knew that. Pulitzer Prize winning plays, American family drama, Oklahoma settings, family dysfunction that will make you feel better about your own family dysfunction, family secrets, dark humor. The action takes place over the course of several weeks in August inside the three-story home of Beverly and Violet Weston outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma. wugust

A play by the american author Tracy Letts reunion of a family at August, Osage County a lot of emotional damages and secrets have been hidden for years after days of confrontation between the family members they left home with feelings of grief and hurt more than before teacy family drama, and the details of the characters are well written.