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Reckless and Blue Window: Two Plays Paperback – October, 1989
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About the Author
Craig Lucas recently won the 2004 OBIE Award for Best Play for his work Small Tragedy. He is the author of numerous plays including Reckless and A Prelude to a Kiss, both of which were Broadway successes and made into films.
Top customer reviews
I liked Reckless better though. I think it's quirkier, funnier and uses images and styles of expression in a more theatrically thrilling way.
Blue Window had a Big Chill feel-"the party" being the device of a gathering. These characters are not old friends though. It is a gathering of contemporaries and an ensuing discovery that each remains an individual no matter what company they keep. There is within it an infinite philisophy and spiritual depth as each character urges toward transcendence. Reading Blue Window is very much different than seeing it would be. Upon a stage the seeming jumble of activity and speech clarifies itself as actors embody each character. As a read there is alot of juggling which morphed much of the personality traits into a kind of collective character essence.
I recommend them both, and must praise Lucas for two plays that offer what I know would be terrific theatre experiences, as they offer terrific reading.
BLUE WINDOW, reminiscent of Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway",
explores the possibility of sharing thought, words, and
perception, through the device of a party attended by several
RECKLESS is a wildly funny and disturbing trek across America
with Rachel, an Everywoman whose optimism is betrayed at every
Both can be seen as movies.