June 17 — Clark Fredericks — A survivor who killed the man who abused him. June 16 — Valerie Munro — Survivor who successfully prosecuted the man who abused her. This will should make you angry. Una, a 27 year old female, can never get back the innocence of her life. An event happening fifteen years earlier has significantly altered her. Her abuser, a man in his fifties named Ray, has moved on in his life.
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Start your review of Blackbird Write a review Shelves: reading-in-english-class , reading-for-school , quick-read , yuck-yuck-yuck , mixed-feelings , writing-that-gave-me-shivers , something-different , oooh-intriguing , plays , reads 3. Or perhaps I should rephrase that. What I mean is that there is something so close to convention in its treatment of its dark 3. And, um, this is one of those plays with all the qualities of a Great Play. It annoyed me because of how much it feels like the archetypal Edgy British Play from around this time - told in jagged, disjointed sentences that are sort of a paradoxically stylised vernacular.
Revolving around one dark, edgy subject statutory rape, the repercussions of. Sometimes, this is a play that seems almost to be using all its edgy, dark, and twisted - but beautiful - writing, to sadly go for much more obvious and less daring targets than may first appear. The characters exist mostly, intentionally, as archetypes for discussion and contemplation, debate that can never have an answer because Harrower has deliberately provided you with only enough to make you wonder, and not enough to make you decide or choose.
The twists are so damn manipulative that you can pretty much feeling Harrower jabbing at you with the end of his pencil, saying, "Can you handle this yet? I have two minor quibbles: a LOT of the play is the two characters TELLING about events from 15 years after they have happened, and it rings slightly false and off - the audience NEEDS the information they are given through these exchanges, but they still sound expository, rather than naturalistic.
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Synopsis[ edit ] At his workplace, year-old Ray is shocked to be visited by a young woman, year-old Una. Fifteen years earlier, they had a sexual relationship for three months when Una was 12 and Ray was 40; subsequently, Ray had been jailed for three years for statutory rape. She got worried and left to find him, which led to both of them frantically searching for one another and raising suspicions within the small coastal town where they were staying. Eventually, a couple out walking their dog took Una in and called the police after learning why she was there.
"Blackbird" de David Harrower