Wit | Critical Essay by Nelson Pressley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Wit.
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Critical Essay by Nelson Pressley

SOURCE: Pressley, Nelson. “A Teacher's Wit.Washington Post, no. 4 (27 February 2000): G-1.

In the following essay, Pressley highlights Edson's statements that Wit is likely a one-time writing effort for her, as she has no desire to continue to publish literary works.

The paradox about Margaret Edson, widely celebrated playwright, is that she is not really a playwright. Edson herself has been saying so ever since she became a celebrated playwright last season, when her drama, Wit, written nearly nine years ago, finally took the theater world by storm.

Wit, about a stern college professor's battle with cancer, is still running in New York, where it won an armload of awards, including the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama. A production opened in Los Angeles last month, with more to come across the country. HBO is planning a film version...

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