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36 Views Essay & Criticism

Naomi Iizuka
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Critical Overview

Iizuka's recent play, 36 Views, was first performed in 2001. Although there is not a great deal written about the play (it was first published in book form in 2003), the performances of it have received some divided reviews. Bruce Weber states in the New York Times that "The play itself is far more crafty than moving, but a sound, probing intelligence and a niftily conceived and well-paced plot make the narrative irresistible." There are moments when the language feels like two symbols are conversing, as opposed to two human beings. Yet, Weber concludes in his the New York Times article that "Ms. Iizuka's real achievement here is in fulfilling the demands of her ambitious premise. Revelations that conflict with or flat-out contradict our previous assumptions continue right through the final scene. Not even the context of the plot is what it seems to be."

Iizuka is well known for crafting...

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