The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music.Inspired by the Border ballads, The National Theatre of Scotland s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by DaOne wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music.Inspired by the Border ballads, The National Theatre of Scotland s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig has toured throughout Scotland and the world since 2011 In 2013 the Royal Court Theatre presented the London premiere of this production as part of their Theatre Local strand of site specific productions You shouldn t miss this for the world Rambunctiously life affirming and touchingly beautiful Herald More vibrantly alive than any piece of theatre I ve seen in Scotland for years Scotsman
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders Stranded there by snow she is swept off on a dream like journey of self discovery complete with magical mo

  • Title: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
  • Author: David Greig
  • ISBN: 9780571309986
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart”

    1. This took me by surprise as the first half was a bit boring, but it improved with the arrival of the devil! The play was quite hilarious in parts, the narration of the pub scene was brilliant! I’m not quite sure what the purpose of the play was, but it was a great read!

    2. I saw the play in 2012. It was fantastic, a humorous feast for the senses. This play was funny, bawdy but smart, very smart. There was so much to take in that I immediately wanted to see it again. Three months later I considered going to see another performance. This would have required a five hour road trip in weather not unlike what our heroin Prudencia experienced on that fateful night. My prudent side won the debate and I did not go. As I read the verse two years later the images of the play [...]

    3. A fascinating study of folk traditions, from pub sessions, to traditional ballads, to oral storytelling, tokaraoke and YouTube video. Beautiful poetry -- how many plays are still written in verse (for meta reasons, no less)? A very unique scripting style that is remarkably easy to follow, considering the fact that there's no indication of who's actually talking (trust me, it works). I would love to see this play performed in an actual pub, but reading it and imagining it was fascinating enough.

    4. How delighted was I to see that the script is out as a book.I loved this play so much. I saw it in 2016 at the GPSCY at Yale in New Haven. It was one of the best theater experiences I've ever had. My favorite part was crumpling bits of paper before the show began to make snowballs that we then threw at the actors. Who were playing all around us by the way, climbing on tables, running through the aisles, and so on.The book was not at all a disappointment. I loved reading it, although I did rely o [...]

    5. NTS performed this in my university town and I was so fortunate my editor asked me if I would like to review it because otherwise I never would have known about it, and it's probably one of the best plays I've ever seen. (Review of there here incidentally: broadwaybaby/shows/the). So of course I had to own it, and I'm happy to say the beauty of the text holds up even without the performance (although, if you have a chance to see it performed, you gotta). The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is [...]

    6. I loved this in performance. The National Theatre of Scotland toured with it last year. There's a lot that I loved in the play that's missing for me in the script alone; but there's also a lot more depth to be found in the reading experience than I remember. As a reader, I have a much stronger sense of the distinction between poetry and prose and how they're used. Also, I picked up one some puns that I do not remember hearing. The script is definitely worth reading and if you can catch it in pro [...]

    7. This is a difficult script to judge, since at least 50% of its power comes from the singing of the ballads and environmental staging required so it's more of a memento for those who have already seen the play than otherwise. That said, it is a fun read, and I hope the acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production makes it here to the west coast, so I can see it!

    8. Difficult to review a play you have never seen performed. Reading this in the way you read a novel is probably not the best way to tackle this work. I enjoyed this play overall but felt I needed to see it on the stage.

    9. This is an accurate representation of the play as performed. Firstly, the play is outstanding - go and see it if you get the opportunity. Secondly, the playscript is rather sparse. It leaves out the cast member, which is probably deliberate, but rather annoying. Be warned.

    10. Surprisingly capturing, very interesting plot and setting. Great writing, very poetic yet easy to get through. Makes great use of the play form.

    11. 1st half awesome! It went a bit off the rails after interval, but very fun. Great production by National Theatre of Scotland at McKittrick Hotel NYC.

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