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As Is: A Play Paperback – October 1, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0822200734 ISBN-10: 0822200732

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (October 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822200732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822200734
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As Is won the 1985 Drama Desk Award for outstanding new play. Its painful and distressing subject, AIDS, might easily have resulted in a documentary treatment, an unbearable naturalism, or a maudlin sentimentality. Because it is so well written, the play creates a deep feeling about the people and issues. The story of the central character's struggle with AIDs and its impact on him, his friends, lovers, family, and the medical community is told in a seamless stream-of-consciousness flow that has a compelling inner logic and a meaningful structure. Hoffman seeks a warm and humorous tone for his play, which allows the pain to gather subtly and leave us entertained, instructed, and powerfully moved. As Is should be of wide interest to lay reader and playgoer alike. Thomas E. Luddy, English Dept., Salem State Coll., Mass .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Travis on December 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
William M. Hoffman's 1985 play "As Is" was one of the early plays to portray characters with AIDS in a living light. While the play tends to get dark, it ultimatly teaches the audience that people with AIDS are feeling human beings just like everyone of us. When this play came out, it showed people a side of AIDS that people had not seen before. The human side. The play is breathtaking, and I highly recommend it.
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By Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore on January 30, 2013
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A great play about a difficult period in our history--the early phases of the AIDS epidemic. Worth reading now even though times have changed.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 4, 2003
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I liked it but i dont knoww if it helped at all
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Evan Schafer on February 1, 2010
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I was totally and completely satisfied with my order of the play "As Is". The book was slightly knicked from prior use with some notes in the margins, but allover a very high quality item. It was delivered promptly after ordering, and I will absolutely be ordering more from this seller in the future!
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