A year of magical thinking play
The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play by Joan Didion“this happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you . . .”
In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir (which Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief . . . a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage), Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.
The first theatrical production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29, 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare.
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In , Fanny Ardant played a French translation of The Year of Magical Thinking in Theatre de l'Atelier, Paris. The play opened in.
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Published by Knopf in October , The Year of Magical Thinking was immediately acclaimed as a classic book about mourning. The book recounts Didion's experiences of grief after Dunne's death. Days before his death, their daughter Quintana Roo Dunne Michael was hospitalized in New York with pneumonia which developed into septic shock ; she was still unconscious when her father died. During Quintana was again hospitalized after she fell and hit her head disembarking from a plane in Malibu. She had returned to Malibu, her childhood home, after learning of her father's death. She did not believe the fall had caused damage but as many brain injuries happen, the bleeding in her brain resulted in a coma and eventual death.