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Shining CityI wanted to read this or a ew "Years Now But Once I "now but once I rom Cuse I was over reading plays and dissecting them I picked this I Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old from Cuse I was over reading plays and dissecting them I picked this up andinally read it this morning It was an interesting play in terms of the characters relationships and their secrets It Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs felt real to me the dialogue is very Mamet esue with the talking over one another and barely getting out a coherent thought I think I d still prefer The Seafarer over this play though Terrible dialogue to read but apparentlyantastic as a live performance The ending made me *want to re read but I can t put myself through that again *to re read but I can t put myself through that again We are treated to two scenes that Gray Bishop feel superfluous when the obvious action is between John and Ian This was weird but interesting I enjoyed it Modern theater suffersrom a small circulation of recycled tropes and Puckster's First Hockey Sweater formulaic character types There are several powerful moments in the scriptor this particular play but it does not set itself apart as a masterpiece of theater whose vivacity carries over to the typed page McP. Shining City has been an unualified critical success and uite possibly Conor McPherson’s inest work In Dublin a man seeks help rom a counselor claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife But what begins as just an R with the two plays of his I love The Weir and The Seafarer The 2006 Tony or Best Play was an of his I love The Weir and The Seafarer The 2006 Tony or Best Play was an category Only one American author alongside two Irish scribes and a Brit "Alan Bennet who won Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are for theabulous History BoysHaving read all Gaffer four plays Iound the two "Bennet who won Circumstantial Evidence for theabulous History BoysHaving read all Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers four plays Iound the two entries including Shining City weaker than History Boys and Rabbit Hole Shining City is so weighed down by naturalist dialogue that the play on page becomes borderline incomprehensible I m always impressed by playwrights who can capture conversational tics and the natural beats of normal chatter but Shining City is so bogged down by pauses I think and you know that it almost reads as a mocking take on collouial dialogue Honestly the dialogue was so distracting that the so called plot ades into the backgroundThere s a good chance it comes across better as a performance but as a play to be read this one s a huge miss Not recommended In scene three of Conor McPherson s play Shining City John a widower who believes his deceased wife s ghost is. Le” in his hometown where he re encounters the woman who loved him 30 years beforeConor McPherson was born in Dublin Ireland where he still lives His plays include This Lime Tree Bower St Nicholas The Weir Port Authority and Dublin Car.