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The Resource Fifth of July : a play in two acts, by Lanford Wilson

Fifth of July : a play in two acts, by Lanford Wilson

Label
Fifth of July : a play in two acts
Title
Fifth of July
Title remainder
a play in two acts
Statement of responsibility
by Lanford Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The scene is a sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri, which is home to Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist. They are visited by Ken's sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and John--the former a hard-drinking, pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her wary-eyed husband and manager. All are old friends from college days, and former activists who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world. The action centers on Gwen's offer to buy the farm, which she plans to convert into a recording center, and on Ken's Aunt Sally, who has come to the family homestead to scatter the ashes of her late husband. Their talk, as the play progresses, is sharp and funny and, in the final essence, deeply revealing of lost hopes and dreams and of the bitterness that must be fought back if one is to perceive the good that life can offer."--Publisher's description
  • Deals with a group of former student activists and the changes that have been wrought in their lives and attitudes in the years since leaving college
Member of
Awards note
Tony Award nominee for play, 1981
Cataloging source
WYU
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1937-2011
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Wilson, Lanford
Dewey number
812/.5/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I458
LC item number
F5 1982
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disabled veterans
  • Gay men
  • Gay couples
  • Family secrets
  • American drama
  • Gay couples
  • American drama
  • Disabled veterans
  • Family secrets
  • Gay men
  • Missouri
Label
Fifth of July : a play in two acts, by Lanford Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm09056105
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Rev.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780822203995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 plans
System control number
(OCoLC)9056105
Label
Fifth of July : a play in two acts, by Lanford Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm09056105
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Rev.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780822203995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 plans
System control number
(OCoLC)9056105

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