This one snuck up on me I borrowed "it on a whim only really looking for something to fill the empty time on a bus ride "on a whim only really looking for something to fill the empty time on a bus ride was engrossing I started reading it just because it was the first selection in the anthology of plays and I d never heard of it before It caught some momentum pretty much right at the start and really kept my attention throughout It s Not Really A War Play really a war play s about the studying of several individuals from different backgrounds under pressure challenging and reaching out and provoking each other under claustraphobic and possibly deranged circumstances I usually pick up on the allegorical ualities of plays like this this uy with the lasses and the big vocabulary represents the intellect. With his earlier plays The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel Sticks and Bones and In the Boom Boom Room David Rabe established himself as one of America's leading young playwrights Streamers is his most powerful and successful playSet in an army barracks in the early days of the Vietnam War Streamers has electrified audiences. Preparing to ship out to fight in the Southeast Asian conflict Among them are middle class African American Roger upper class Manhattanite Richie who is struggling with his sexual orientation conservative Wisconsin country boy Billy
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