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G.R. Point : a play in two acts

Author: David Berry
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dramatists Play Service, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "G.R." of the play's title stands for "Graves Registration"--The point where the bodies of Vietnam combat victims are brought for processing before burial. Joining the unit involved in tending to this gruesome duty is Micah Broadstreet, a New England aristocrat and Ivy League graduate, recently drafted. Although it seems unlikely that Micah will be accepted in a unit comprised of two blacks, a Puerto Rican, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Playscripts
Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Berry
OCLC Number: 6188887
Description: 60 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by David Berry.

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The "G.R." of the play's title stands for "Graves Registration"--The point where the bodies of Vietnam combat victims are brought for processing before burial. Joining the unit involved in tending to this gruesome duty is Micah Broadstreet, a New England aristocrat and Ivy League graduate, recently drafted. Although it seems unlikely that Micah will be accepted in a unit comprised of two blacks, a Puerto Rican, a Greek-American and hillbilly, he soon joins them in pot smoking and, more important, survives a hellish fire-fight. But the more he fits into the life of the unit, the more his values erode. His increasingly explicit letters to his mother undoubtedly contribute to the heart attack that ends her life, and he confesses, with some shame, to having experienced sexual pleasure in the act of killing. In the end, through Micah and the others, the playwright captures the real horror of Vietnam -- the insidious way in which it robbed human life of its dignity and dimension and led decent young men to commit acts that, in another time and place, would hve filled them with remorse and horror.

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