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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Corpus Christi

A Play

by Terrence McNally

“One of McNally’s best, most moving and personal works . . . His updating of the Christ story is witty but not patronizing, as sober and cleansing as a dip in baptismal water.” –Richard Zoglin, Time

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 96
  • Publication Date April 20, 1999
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3635-0
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

The New Yorker has called Terrence McNally “one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest.” He is the author of such critically acclaimed plays as Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In Corpus Christi McNally gives us his own unique view of the story of Christ, and in doing so provides us with one of the most vivid and moving passion plays written. Named one of the best plays of the year by Time magazine, McNally’s play is an affirmation of faith and a drama of such power and scope that it has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of his best and most poignant works to date.

Praise

“One of McNally’s best, most moving and personal works . . . His updating of the Christ story is witty but not patronizing, as sober and cleansing as a dip in baptismal water.” –Richard Zoglin, Time

Corpus Christi provides a frequently fascinating experience. . . . [It]explores a quest for faith by a segment of the population–homosexuals–that has for centuries been excluded and condemned by the pious God-fearing.” –Erik Jackson, Time Out New York

“Terrence McNally’s controversial new play is a moving, perhaps even spiritual experience.” –Dick Schaap, ABC World News