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Wit Essay

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Hart has degrees in English literature and creative writing. She is a copy editor and published writer, and in this essay she looks at what Edson has referred to as an element of meanness in her play Wit

Margaret Edson has stated that she wants any message in her play to be conveyed with deep meaning and interest, as well as with humor This last sentiment might be somewhat unexpected considering that Wit is about cancer and death. But then, the unexpected and wit are two of the main ingredients in Edson's play, and both can produce humor, no matter how serious the topic.

Edson is not oblivious, of course, to the fact that her play concerns very serious topics, but she says that these are just the starting points. These are the forms around which the play wraps itself. What the play is really about, Edson says...

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