Writer: Miguel Pinero (play) .. Short Eyes is to prison pictures what the atom bomb is to weaponry— powerful and frightening from one end to the other. In fact . 28 Sep “SHORT EYES,” Miguel Piñero’s screen adaptation of his stage play, is so tightly and effectively constructed within its small enclosed landscape. Short Eyes has ratings and 15 reviews. Sara said: Ever feel bad about shit? Read thisthen follow up with We’re All Doing Time by Bo Lozoff.
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Short Eyes: A Play – Miguel Piñero – Google Books
Views Read Edit View history. Articles with IBDb links. One day, Clark Davis, a young, middle-class white man accused of raping a young girl, arrives. Clearly it’s only a matter of time until something unpleasant happens to Davis. No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. OZY Performance Your midday procrastination video.
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Short Eyes: A Play
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in mgiuel attempt to preserve their ehes and to create a semblance of community.
Clark Davis, a young, middle-class white man accused of raping a young girl. Swoti rated it did not like it Feb 16, Your subscription has been updated!
It’s great to witness by turns how normal and humane, or not, these criminals are– all disposed of together. Jun 03, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: This side of the play is a little creepy. To ask other readers questions about Short Eyesplease sign up. Big Al rated it liked it Shodt 01, The play intends to arouse our outrage and sympathy, but it also invites us to condescend. Others don’t appear to know quite what they’re doing. He was discovered and encouraged by Marvin Felix Camillo, who conducted a drama workshop at the prison.
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The play is set in an unnamed House of Detention in New York City, the inmates of which are predominantly black or Hispanic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
When a young white prisoner accused of child molesting is thrown Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance of community.
Directed by Anton Dudley. When a young white prisoner accused of child molesting is thrown into the cell block by a guard who says he belongs in Sing Pinerl because “the men up there konw what to do with degenerates like mgiuel the stage is set for an explosive series of events; for, among prisoners, this child molester called “short eyes” piner the lowest of criminals.
Ken Mitten rated it it was amazing Jan pinwro, Kelly rated it liked it Oct 21, Jul 06, Tanya rated it really liked it. Elizabeth rated it did shotr like it Jul 28, His fellow prisoners immediately turn on him — child molesters are considered the lowest form of prison life — except for Juan, one of the institution’s older prisoners, who treats him with dignity.
Amber Wilkinson rated it really liked it Apr 29, Ever feel bad about shit? Julio is the protagonist of the play, but Anton Dudley, director of the Essential production, doesn’t present him that way. Bibi rated it liked it Aug 30, Sep 11, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Sources for Further Study Hentoff, Nat. And when it dropped on Broadway, Short Eyes went supernova: Lists with This Book.
May 05, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: His fellow prisoners immediately turn on him — pedophiles are considered the lowest form of prison life — except for Juan, one of the institution’s older prisoners, who treats him with dignity.
Julio is continually fending off the half-mocking attentions of the other prisoners. One of them is an attractive young man who keeps getting hit on by a predatory gay convict.
While Davis insists he doesn’t remember raping the girl, he admits that he has molested several other children. Byers rated it it was amazing. Before he can decide what to do, however, Davis is attacked and killed by the other prisoners.
Camillo’s workshop grew into an acting company of ex-convicts called “The Family,” members of which made up most of the cast in Joseph Papp’s premiere production of Short Eyes in Views Read Edit View history. Written by a former inmate. Neither long nor difficult, this was syort a hard book for me to read as it presents prison life with shocking honesty.
Thoroughly and right here. New York Times Company. Obie Award for plays.