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An astonishing debut play exposing the tragic underbelly of "post-everything" America Bob and Sam are two regular guys chewing the fat, putting the world to rights over a bottle of Jack Daniels and a game of poker, apparently trapped in an empty bar-room in this latter-day America Waiting for Godot. Conversation is rapid-fire and ranges from God and fishing to gambling and art, building to a deeply-felt exploration of the values of mainstream America. What emerges through their extraordinary dialogue is a portrait of a culture caught in a painful flux; a dichotomy between a nostalgic, reactionary sentiment and a desire to forge ahead with something new.Horse Country was a fringe hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002, winning the Best of the Fringe Firsts prize, before moving to the Riverside, London "A really substantial piece of theatre; sharp, brilliant, intense" Scotsman

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413774071
ISBN-10: 0413774074
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - C. J. Hopkins

C.J. Hopkins was born in Miami. Horse Country is his first major play. He lives in New York