Death and the Maiden (Penguin Plays) (Paperback)

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Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo's wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man—the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before.

About the Author


Ariel Dorfman, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he now holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140246841
ISBN-10: 0140246843
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: December 1994
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Penguin Plays