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Paperback Frozen Book

ISBN: 0571211291

ISBN13: 9780571211296


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One sunny evening, ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis on serial killers.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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3 ratings

Very impressive, haunting play

This is an extremely good play. I wondered how someone constructs something that complex, with three or four or more intertwined stories, all being told at once. She did an excellent job with writing this play, and it felt "important." The play is dark, and peers deep in the hearts of three totally different characters, 1) a pedophile serial killer, 2) a psychologist who researches serial killers, and 3) the mother of a victim All of the characters are frozen, each in their own different way. This play brought out tons of different emotions in me. I'm still trying to piece together how I feel about it. Two of the three characters changed way too fast toward the end, and it really didn't seem like a "quick unthaw" was the point of the play. Otherwise I would have given it five stars. But it really is very good.

Strange and Haunting

Overal, this play is really good. It's written in a poetic and experimental form that makes it hard to understand in the beginning, but pretty soon the pieces start to come together. The play looks into the mind of a serial killer. You get the view of the mother of the victim, and the view of the professional pyschologist, as well as the killer himself.. who kind of suffers from a handicap, prohibting to tell the difference between right and wrong, and feeling remorse. Upon finishing the book, I felt a better understanding of the murder. The cause and effect. The mind of the murderer. For an actor, this play has a good selection of intense two person scenes, as well as some freaky monologs.

Lavery's best

This is a disturbing play. It draws upon human subtlety and the pain of silence and suffering in a way few other contemporary writers have. After seeing the prestigious Melbourne Theatre Company (Australia) perform this work in late 2003, with Australia's finest female actor Helen Morse in the role of Nancy and Frank Gallacher as Ralph, the striking calmness and profound destruction of such acts evoke the intended montage of cross sectional human decay and understanding.(The cast also included Belinda Mcclory as Agnetha, Dan Quigley and Kevin Maxwell. Directed by Julian Meyrick. Performed at the Fairfax Studio, Victorian Arts Centre)
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