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You have to wonder why there isn t a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you ve wanted for years Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love Matthew Lopez s The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in MarchThe play transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre, London, in September

15 thoughts on “Lopez, M: The Inheritance (Faber Drama)

  1. David David says:

    This McPlay rips off Stoppard, Kushner and Fierstein and tries to pass it off as original How this random act of plagiarism got past Faber Faber is a mystery Perhaps it s because, nobody reads Negative stars if I could.

  2. Miss I, London Miss I, London says:

    I saw it several times in West End, and just had to buy the text It s an exquisite piece, and so well written.

  3. bb2 bb2 says:

    I bought the script after seeing this mesmerising play and I m so glad I did It s a masterclass in writing The most moving experience I ve had in a theatre and the most beautifully and carefully constructed text I am in awe of this funny, heartbreaking and vital play.

  4. Corinne Corinne says:

    Very good

  5. Aurora Jellybean Aurora Jellybean says:

    Voted Best Play of the Year in the UK

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  7. Popps_London Popps_London says:

    Just an incredible and important play.

  8. ThorstenCat71 ThorstenCat71 says:

    Perfect and very intimate and heartfelt modern gay Version of E M Forsters Howards End Luckily Leonard Bast Leo can stay alive and Margret Schlegel Eric Glass is an even deeper Charakter Herr than with the Original Will definitely live to See it on Stage and read it again Douze Points

  9. Lural92 Lural92 says:

    Tuve la oportunidad de ver la primera parte de esta obra en NYC, sin embargo me fue imposible ver la segunda parte me arrepiento tanto Quisiera recomendarla a todo el mundo Esta obra ha sanado en mi algo que no sab a que estaba roto.

  10. David Fridman David Fridman says:

    This is one of the most intense, fun and heartbreaking I ve ever read I thought it was too long at first It s not long enough.

  11. matthew s. matthew s. says:

    A masterpiece

  12. Jim Horgan Jim Horgan says:

    It s ok, I m not sure what i was expecting but felt a bit shallow It is a very engaging and relatively quick read But it has issues It follows Howard s end beat for beat so there s little in the way of surprises It is a slice of New York that is way too over represented and rarely critiqued the gay white upper middle class Money is rarely a real issue for any of the characters except one poor character who is both destroyed and then saved by the wealth of other characters A self hating character hates himselffor once being rich then growing up poor There is one black character who gets , what, 10 lines in a 300 pg play Single characters deeply broken An actual woman gets to speak for 3 pages near the end Ultimately I enjoyed reading this but I didn t feel it had anything especially new or interesting to say.

  13. Bill Friskelton Bill Friskelton says:

    This play is soooo, so, so, so bad It is bad for the soul, it is bad for the brain, it is bad for my bladder it speaks to how simplistic and inane gay discourse has become in this granted, really awful, retrograde, mean and oppressive current political climate But drama has always been a special space where queer subjects can receive REAL, complex and indeed sublime treatment Angels in America, The Invention of Love, literally anything by Jeremy O Harris, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Baldwin, Genet I refuse the premise that Lopez is anywhere near the top of this generation of writers Tristan, the HIV positive black doctor in his play moves to Canada not because of the Trump administration as Lopez would have you think but because of how bad is the play in which he is trapped as a character The play wants to be epic, and it loses all art in that artfulness It is hubristic and white a la OUR TOWN, how it tries to speak in broad strokes how the characters are stand ins for ideas rather than resembling human beings The dialogue is often BARF worthy You are joy personified, Eric Glass And I am so grateful you have chosen to spend your life with me BARF The characters are stunningly unnuanced the characters, for all intents and purposes, are white they are embodiments of gay whiteness on Grindr, they are the profile pictures w 3 4 profiles and chiseled abs whose profiles also read prefer whites for god s sake, the two universally desired subjects in the play are 19 yo white boys who ARE MISTAKEN FOR EACH OTHER WTF This is shameful, vacuous non literature that could be staged in an Abercrombie and Fitch window display Yes, I hold gay writers to a higher standard, because to be gay is to live in poetic reality And our visions, the visions of poets, the most solid announcements of any We have so much richness to guide us, and we need to BUILD on that richness rather than be swept up in the base ideas and language of a given political moment.

  14. Alan Indiana Alan Indiana says:

    The Inheritance is, for me, the greatest play of the 21st century, and one of the finest modern since 1950 plays I have ever experienced It is without doubt the finest play about the gay experience ever written by an American I have always found Angels in America to be over wrought and over written, in bad need of an editor The Inheritance contains passages of such gorgeous, humane writing that I found myself underlining sentences I wanted to remember, and weeping And at what must be eight hours of theater, I couldn t find any scene that could be cut or shortened A work of genius like none I ve encountered since Edward Albee.

  15. W. Koolsbergen W. Koolsbergen says:

    The Inheritance knocked me off my feat As a playwright and teacher I have never been so impressed with a play on the first read as I am by this play The structure, especially the meta structure of developing the play within the play, is handled beautifully The characters are fully developed and interesting and not at all stereotypical for a gay play The scope of the 2 parts is extraordinary, almost like a massive 900 page novel but done so truthfully and almost effortlessly that reading The Inheritance is like a non stop event I can t wait to see this done on Broadway I hope that everyone who loves the potential for great and meaningful theatre will bombard the box office when the performance dates are announced I know that I will But, to those who don t or can t, go to New York to see a show, buy and read this book The play reads like a beautifully crafted novel, one that you can t put down I applaud the playwright, Matthew Lopez for this beautiful work of dramatic literature.