Spinning Into Butter

Spinning Into Butter

Rebecca Gilman / Sep 21, 2019

Spinning Into Butter Set on a college campus in Vermont Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a man

  • Title: Spinning Into Butter
  • Author: Rebecca Gilman
  • ISBN: 9780571199846
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set on a college campus in Vermont, Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that is at once profound, disturbing, darkly comic, and deeply cathartic Rebecca Gilman challenges our preconceptions about race relations, writing of a liberal dean of sSet on a college campus in Vermont, Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that is at once profound, disturbing, darkly comic, and deeply cathartic Rebecca Gilman challenges our preconceptions about race relations, writing of a liberal dean of students named Sarah Daniels who investigates the pinning of anonymous, clearly racist letters on the door of one of the college s few African American students The stunning discovery that there is a virulent racist on campus forces Sarah, along with other faculty members and students, to explore her feelings about racism, leading to surprising discoveries and painful insights that will rivet and provoke the reader as perhaps no play since David Mamet s Oleanna has done.Spinning into Butter had its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in May 1999 and will open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in New York in April 2000.

    Spinning Into Butter Aug , Share this Rating Title Spinning Into Butter . Want to share s rating on your own site Use the HTML below. Spinning Into Butter Rotten Tomatoes Spinning Into Butter is the perfect example of a movie taking an interesting premise and, through incompetence of acting, writing and directing, turning it into an unwatchable mess. Spinning into Butter Spinning Into Butter by Rebecca Gilman Set on a college campus in Vermont, Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that is at once profound, disturbing, darkly comic, and deeply cathartic Rebecca Gilman Spinning Into Butter Dramatic Publishing Spinning Into Butter was an easy choice to produce Searing dialogue, realistic characters, one set, and a topic that is at once relevant and believable, and one which most everyone can walk away from somehow changed Spinning into Butter Beau Bridges, Becky Ann When charged with maintaining order on campus, she is forced to examine her own feelings about race Based on the critically acclaimed play, Spinning Into Butter is a compelling movie that examines the emotional fallout of prejudice within the cloistered walls of academia. Spinning Into Butter, a CurtainUp review Spinning Into Butter In America, in the year , then, progress seems to consist of our willingness to spill our tribal guts, to allow otherwise decent people to say on stage things that, even a quarter century ago, would have been consigned to the villain.

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    322 Comments

    1. This play touched on some things that I don't believe I've seen talked about before and I thought it was important that the issue was dealt with, but I did wish that it was more drawn out and there was maybe some more resolution, but I love Rebecca Gilman as a playwright and she writes, or at least I think, very strong-willed female characters that I can appreciate.


    2. The characters are difficult, some relationships questionable, but there was substance enough to require some thinking/examination. Her use of the Yeats quote is thought provoking and she adds nice touches of humor. It isn't so much about racism as it is about the way whites choose to own up to whatever racism exists within. And while it is troubling when we learn the identity of the perpetrator of the hate crime, it leads us to a possibly important reaction from the central character.


    3. I was not at all familiar with this play before reading it. Gilman's name sounded familiar but I couldn't name anything she'd written. I am sure that will change for me.Judging simply by the title, I suspected that this play would deal with racial issues and I admit to having second thoughts because I just wasn't looking for a didactic lesson on race. Fortunately, what I got was not a lesson on race but a lesson on racism. Andrprise, surprise. a "white" perspective! How novel! How daring! And, b [...]


    4. The work is sharp, consuming, and surprisingly hip for a play steeped in academic jargon. It is compared, on the book jacket, to David Mamet's OLEANNA. I liked OLEANNA enormously, but I think this is the better play. Unlike OLEANNA, which is about sexual harrassment, this play is about racial tensions. It takes place on campus (in one office, to be precise), but it's about racial tensions in the larger arena, too. It's incisive, cuts to the chase, and is an eye-opener. bluntly calling out the wo [...]


    5. Kind of a letdown. At the begining of the play I sort of liked it. Then as it went on, almost all of the characters became unlikeable. There were some scenes where things were said that really surprised me. They were uncofortable statements, only because they came out of nowhere, and because of which characters they were comming out of. Only one or two of them remained likable, and they were in it the least. One plot point in my oppinion went nowhere. Characters are mentioned that may have broug [...]


    6. This play tricks you. You think it's going to be a revealing and blunt discussion about how white people feel about their own racism and how they get called out on try to tell its story. But that's precisely what the play is. The central character - a black student who, it turns out, had been sending racist notes to HIMSELF - never gets a voice and the lead character - an admittedly racist white woman - seems to "save" him in the end. GAH!


    7. I haven't read a story with such unlikable characters in a long time. The dialogue was contrived and flat, and there was absolutely no depth to anyone. The relationship between Sarah and Ross was ridiculous, and I didn't care about them whatsoever - and continued to not care about anyone throughout the entire 112 pages. It truly sounded like it was going to be a well-plotted work, and could have actually gone somewhere, but I didn't find a single redeeming point in the entire drama.


    8. Great play about a racist attack and the insuing PR circus acts to maintain the idilic rural Vermont liberal college town feel. Some great characters, that add humor to this subject, that might make this otherwise feel like a 'message' play. Gilman is a fantastic writer and through out uses metaphors from Little Black Sambo in this story. I would want to teach this in a freshman comp 101 class.


    9. This play is lauded as starting the great dialogue on racism. But very few people of color are represented in the play, or given voice. And, SPOILER ALERT -- the hate crime is "committed" by the student of color who originally reports it, creating an ugly white fantasy. Stupid that Gilman should be given so much credit she doesn't deserve for this one.


    10. I know it's a play but so is Shakespeare!A great examination of perception and the crazy loops it puts us through. Feeling versus social consciousness versss morality. It's all here . And you can read it in 45 minutes.


    11. Miami needs to do this play. Questions of racism have never been so frankly discussed on our campus as they are in Gilman's play. It is not the most eloquent in dialogue, characterization, etc, but the message is clear, crisp, biting and refreshing. It leaves you with both frustration and hope.


    12. An examination of race at an elite private college - the central character is a white woman dealing with guilt and misunderstandings of race. Sarah Jessica Parker was rumored to have purchased the rights to this and to have made it into a movie for HBO.


    13. I just read this book. It is funny but the point is so very important when it comes to issues of race of identity.



    14. A moving play about political correctness and the ongoing issues of racism set against the backdrop of a college campus



    15. A well-written play but I liked some of her other work better. I think it was a little messy towards the end of the play, while the beginning was very tight and put together.


    16. Boring, talks about racism with only one non-Caucasian character given voiceWould rather poke my eyes with forks than read it againP.S. Petra, really?








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