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by Kevin McCarthy,L.A. Theatre Works,Mary McDonnell,David Birney,Wendy Wasserstein

eBook An American Daughter (Audio Theatre Series) epub
  • ISBN: 158081140X
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy,L.A. Theatre Works,Mary McDonnell,David Birney,Wendy Wasserstein
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: L A Theatre Works; Unabridged edition (January 30, 2001)
  • ePUB size: 1853 kb
  • FB2 size 1645 kb
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What stands out about An American Daughter is the weakness in the media system to award courage and conviction in action. Even in spite of mistakes, which are surely universal. That I suppose was behind Wasserstein's .

What stands out about An American Daughter is the weakness in the media system to award courage and conviction in action.

Theatre Works has done it again-offering yet another quality staged reading of one of America's best plays. Theatre Works has done it again-offering yet another quality staged reading of one of America's best plays. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER is the poignant and hilarious story of the political tongue-twisting and back-stabbing that awaits female politicians. Mary McDonnell's sultry voice perfectly suits Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes's got-it-all-together (or does she?) character.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. Starring Mary McDonnell, Gregory Itzin, and Kevin McCarthy. External metadata update. 2019-03-31T11:46:02Z.

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Narrated by David Birney.

Narrated by David Birney. Pulitzer-Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an American playwright. She was an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University

Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an American playwright. She was an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989 for her play The Heidi Chronicles.

An American Daughter (Audio). Published January 1st 2001 by LA Theatre Works. Author(s): Wendy Wasserstein, Mary McDonnell. David Birney (Performer). ISBN: 158081140X (ISBN13: 9781580811408). An American Daughter (Audible Audio). Published March 1st 2001 by . Original recording, Audible Audio. Author(s): Wendy Wasserstein, Mary McDonnell (Narrator). Denise Nicholas (Narrator). Full Cast (Narrator).

Pulitzer-Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await .

Pulitzer-Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: David Birney as Walter Abrahmson Anna Gunn as Quincy Quince Jamie Hanes as Billy Robbins Gregory Itzin as Timber Tucker Michael Malone as Morrow McCarthy Kevin McCarthy as Senator Alan Hughes Mary McDonnell as Lyssa Dent Hughes Claudette Nevins as Charlie 'Chubby' Hughes Denise Nicholas as Judith B. Kaufman Directed by Beth Miles. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in October of 1998.

Find nearly any book by Wendy Wasserstein. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Wendy Wasserstein, Kevin McCarthy. ISBN 9781580811408 (978-1-58081-140-8) L A Theatre Works, 2001. Find signed collectible books: 'An American Daughter (Audio Theatre Series)'. by Wendy Wasserstein.

Character: Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes Written by: Wendy Wasserstein Venue: . Theatre Works Running time: 2h 5min. Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is nominated to be the Surgeon General of the United States and appears to be a certainty. She is the daughter of a senator. However, during an interview, she mentions that she had never been on a jury and, discussing her dead mother, describes her as "an ordinary Indiana housewife who made icebox cakes and pimento cheese canapés.

Lyssa Dent Hughes is a well-known and highly regarded health crusader. She's also the daughter of a Republican senator, a direct descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, the wife of a professor, and the president's nominee for surgeon general. A minor mistake, accidentally brought up by a friend, sends the press on a series of spiraling attacks that leave Hughes increasingly vulnerable.
Comments: (7)
Bremar
EXCELLENT. This play is more timely now than when originally written and produced. It concerns a woman in process of being appointed to an important government job by the president of the United States, and the scandal that occurs in the process. It is a comedy and it has many characters, maybe too many. The fact that it has many characters makes it easier to understand when you actually see the play in a production.
Felolune
4.5 stars

This is an excellent political play. It is the late 90s. President Clinton is in office (although he isn't referred to by name, it's him - all of the other politicians mentioned are fictional, but they fit in traditional roles). Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is a 42 year old wonder woman who has been nominated for Surgeon General (the President's first choice didn't make it through the confirmation process). Dr. Hughes is married to a well known liberal professor and she is the daughter of a conservative Senator from Indiana. There are a few other characters in the play that add to the salon of intellectuals. Dr. Hughes's nomination is thrown into turmoil when a small incident from her past comes to light.

The whole play is very well handled. The dialogue is very good.
Pooker
Great book at a perfect price. I loved the story and the material of the cover is soft and easy to use.
Moonworm
Great play! RIP Wendy.
Ydely
When Lyssa Dent Hughes, a widely respected physician, is nominated for United States Surgeon General, it looks as if she is a shoo-in to be confirmed. Fifth generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant, daughter of a conservative Indiana senator, wife of a respected Georgetown professor, and tireless pioneer for women's health issues, Lyssa is looking forward to her opportunity to make a difference on a larger scale. During a casual conversation in the presence of a reporter, however, a "friend" remarks that she once failed to appear for jury duty.

The press pounces on this "Jurygate" mistake, which quickly becomes worse when she indicates that she does not make "icebox cake" and "pimiento-cheese canapés" like her late mother and the other women from Indiana, galvanizing them to oppose her "elitism." The press camps out at her Georgetown home, and before long, her young son is yelling from the TV room, "Mom, they think that you're the problem with America." But Lyssa refuses to "be hung out to dry, even if I have to wear headbands, bake cookies, and sing lullabies to do it." In an interview with Timber Tucker, which becomes the climax of the play, she aggressively tackles the health and social issues which mean so much to her, and angrily faces down the press and the public's perceptions, for better or worse.

Written in 1999, this play tackles women's social issues in a man's world, serious women's health issues, political expediencies, and press intrusions into private areas, and every female reader or viewer will understand and empathize with the characters as they face their demons here. In the ten years since this play was written, however, the country has made great strides, and the issues Lyssa discusses have been analyzed and tackled with far greater energy than ever before, to the point that Lyssa's impassioned speech seems a bit dated. Hilary Clinton's "baking cookies" remarks and Lyssa's parallel icebox cake and pimiento-cheese references feel tired and "stale" now.

The facts and figures she cites regarding research funds for breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer, as opposed to the far greater funding for prostate cancer, are being actively addressed, and points made about the holding of women to different standards now feel like a cliché. As a relic of the 1990s, this play is important and, perhaps, even ground-breaking, but its punch has been blunted over the past ten years by the progress women have made since it premiered. The fact that it still resonates with viewers, however, shows that significant issues still remain. n Mary Whipple

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Lcena
Of the Wasserstein I've read, Heidi and Rosensweig, this one read the smoothest.

It was an engrossing story, certainly recognizable in this day in age, peppered with characters that I've seen time and again on cable news, and pivots on that seemingly minor transgression everyone famous and political seems(has) to have made.

What stands out about An American Daughter is the weakness in the media system to award courage and conviction in action. Even in spite of mistakes, which are surely universal. That I suppose was behind Wasserstein's m.o., that tangling with the gossips and character assassins and the news engine is more gristle for them, death for you. That is a statement painfully necessary more and more, as the hypocrisy of the day is not slips of paper and frustrating civil service, but war and death and political capital.
JoJogar
Wonderful story! Such depth and insight. Loved the tie-in to President Grant and the upfront and personal look at how media trashing destroys people's dreams and aspirations. Back to work! Love the dialog's fast pace. Lyssa already seems to have so many people willing to stab her in the back.
Excellent story line, Good characters. Not really a comedy but has it's funny moments. We did this one and got great reviews.
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