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Wit: A Play

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Margaret Edson

Witis that rare beast: art that engages both the heart and the mind. "It is not my intention to give away the plot," Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., announces near the beginning of Margaret Edson'sPulitzer Prize-winning play, "but I think I die at the end. They've … see full wiki

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Author: Margaret Edson
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Faber & Faber
2 reviews about Wit: A Play
review by . May 12, 2013
A dazzling play that puts everything into perspective!
If there ever was a play that deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize, this is the one. In this play, we are introduced to Dr. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, John Donne expert. When she is diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, she probes and studies how she has lived her life. Was it worth it? Was there something that could have been improved upon? Her assessment reveals a truer, greater picture of how all humanity should live life. Edson's use of medical vocabulary and knowledge woven with John Donne's …
review by . October 26, 1999
If there ever was a play that deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize, this is the one. In this play, we are introduced to Dr. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, John Donne expert. When she is diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, she probes and studies how she has lived her life. Was it worth it? Was there something that could have been improved upon? Her assessment reveals a truer, greater picture of how all humanity should live life. Edson's use of medical vocabulary and knowledge woven with John Donne's poetry, …
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