HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Fat Pig: A Play by Neil LaBute
Loading...

Fat Pig: A Play

by Neil LaBute

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1141105,887 (3.12)None
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

This is a very brief, very simply written play about thoughtless idiots. It's not funny, or even provocatively uncomfortable. Being as the purpose in writing it remains elusive, it's difficult to even give it a proper critique. Some things, however, seem fairly clear. In order for the premise of the play to resonate, one must take it as a given that overweight people are inherently disgusting and that overcoming this default assessment requires an heroic and volitional moral choice: all the dramatic tension is dependent upon this assumption. In lieu of accepting that, this play could perhaps work if the viewer at least takes it for granted that people who believe instinctively that overweight people are disgusting are worth taking seriously and having as close friends. That's about as deep as any thinking about this play can really go. ( )
  Narboink | Feb 8, 2011 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 057121150X, Paperback)

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldy questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:52 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
8 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.12)
0.5 1
1 4
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 7
3.5 1
4 8
4.5
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 93,359,742 books! | Top bar: Always visible