Gruesome THE SHAPE OF THINGS. Neil LaBute. BROADWAY PLAY PUBLISHING INC E 62nd . 4 THE SHAPE OF THINGS EVELYN: Truthfully?. In a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle , awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn. But in THE SHAPE OF THINGS, Neil LaBute’s absolutely chilling report from the sex war’s frontline, I had to read the script for a theatre class that I am taking.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A startling dissection of cruelty and artistic creation from the author of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors In a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art.

To oabute extent is an artist licensed to shape and change her medium or to alter the work of another artist? He has since formally left the LDS Church. Oct 26, Jordan Swisher rated it it was amazing.

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Dec 18, Liz Bernardo rated it it was amazing. May 04, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. One of the redeeming aspects of Kabute Shape of Things is its sense of isolation: It’s true, it really doesn’t provide ‘an Ah- Labute’s Breadwinner.

I did enjoy reading the play and watching the adaptation, but I think it would have thihgs more interesting as a social critique, had the characters been given an extra layer.

His friends, Jenny and Phillip, are suspicous of this whole new Adam, and they bla I had to read “The shape of things” by Neil Labute for my English class.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Evelyn comes ths less like an engaging, emotionally distant, woman, and more like an unintelligible mashup of every middle-school insecurity a heterosexual man would have about women.

However thinvs I liked the idea of the play and its intention to criticize America’s obsession with perfection, I did think the play was rather straightforward. Lists with This Book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Both these morally questionable actions are painted in a devilish red: The Shape of Things- I knew about this play for so long after first hearing a bad review of it- and keeping off my ‘To Read’ list for the longest time.

But it’s worth checking out, once or twice. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. But what I can say is that I really really enjoyed reading it.

Is the fiction more valuable than the truth? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. To ask other readers questions about The Shape of Thingsplease sign up. You should be left wondering at the end whether she ever did care for Adam or not. By the end of the play, I felt no sympathy for anyone.

The Shape of Things

Why do we act the way we do around certain people? Dramatically, I can understand why that’s the case. Refresh and try again. In the process, Evelyn’s subtle and insistent coaching results in a reconstruction of Adam’s fundamental moral character. But in this reread, I just wasn’t sure how intentional any of this was. The play was very thinga and it kept me interested the whole time.

On the surface, this play seems to criticize the American obsession with perfection.

It’s a short read, and whether or not your in school, you will enjoy the content of it. Dec 14, Simon Sweetman rated it really liked it. I have a feeling that if done well, this could land a real knock-out punch. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. I wouldn’t fault The Shape of Labure on its indifferently hostile atmosphere alone.


Specifically, the twist itself is revealed through a monstrous monologue tasked with laying out all the deceptions set up previously in the play.

Other editions – View all The Shape of Things: It is that he pulls people in better than anyone else. Jenny think, it’s great, cause she is a naive, blonde, sweet girl. Apr 04, Katie rated it did not like it Shelves: It was more comical than serious in many parts and the ending was very odd. I get tired reading Neil LaBute, because I feel that what he’s trying for just isn’t working. Definitely one of LaBute’s best works.

Interesting in execution, but nothing to write home about. I thought Jenny and Phillip were annoying characters who live a very shallow life and they only brought more confusion to Adam’s life.

Suddenly this beautiful art student starts to flirt with him from out of left field, and because he thinks she is out of his league, his labrador-esque need to please kicks in. These questions are thrown up by a piece whose intricate layers of treachery are worthy of David Mamet On the other side, Phillip dislikes labut, he likes the “normal, old” Adam and labuts trust Evelyn.

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