August: Osage County

August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts

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Overview


Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2008 Tony Award for Best New Play. Now a major motion picture!

"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people." —TimeOut New York

"Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is what O'Neill would be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the nobility of American drama's mid-century heyday while still creating something entirely original." —New York magazine

“I don’t care if August: Osage County is three-and-a-half hours long. I wanted more.” –Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer

"This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the table with the great American family plays."—Time

One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour mammoth of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters unscathed.
August: Osage County has been produced in more than twenty countries worldwide and is now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, and Ewan McGregor.


Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His plays have been performed throughout the country and internationally. A performer as well as a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where August: Osage County premiered.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559363303
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 45,124
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2007 before playing Broadway, London's National Theatre, and a forty-week US tour. Other plays include Pulitzer Prize finalist Man from Nebraska; Killer Joe, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago, and London and was adapted into a film. Letts is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and garnered a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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August: Osage County 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting to read a book, not a play.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what hell wrong with the shipping, I've been waiting for u to ship it for 9 days, it still not shipped. Are u kidding me? AND I CAN'T CANCEL THIS DAMN ORDER!!!!!
bookworm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This play dives deep into the inner workings of the Weston family and revels in their dysfunction. The family has serious issues, pills, alcohol, adultery, weed, etc., but it also has heart. The story and writing reminded me of Tennessee Williams' work, southern families full of conflict and pain. It also has a dose of comedy and the ability to laugh at the absurdity of their arguments at times. I think this is a play that won't appeal to everyone. At times it was hard for me to identify with the characters because they all seem to view themselves as victims. But over all I thought it was well written and didn't shy away from dark topics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the content of the movie, however thought the ending was odd and abrupt. Wanted to purchase the book, so glad I read reviews first, and find its not a novel but formatted as a play. Will not purchase for this reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't know it was written in play form. The characters were a bunch of oddballs but that's what most families are made up of!
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Did not know this was in playwright format so read the first 5 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read it as i think of a book but the play turn into the movie as i ead the play ad i read like a movie and get a picture in yor mind
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guthix :P
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Hate Gale from my guts, love Guthix fom mai soul. XD
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"Thats what she said!" XD