Blood and Gifts

Blood and Gifts My God Russian soldiers being shot with Chinese bullets Sometimes the world is so beautiful As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan and toward the critical Pakistani border CIA ope

  • Title: Blood and Gifts
  • Author: J.T.Rogers
  • ISBN: 9780571271160
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • My God, Russian soldiers being shot with Chinese bullets Sometimes the world is so beautiful.1981 As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan and toward the critical Pakistani border, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress Joining forces with a larger than life Afghan warlord and the Pakistani and British secret services, Jim spearMy God, Russian soldiers being shot with Chinese bullets Sometimes the world is so beautiful.1981 As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan and toward the critical Pakistani border, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress Joining forces with a larger than life Afghan warlord and the Pakistani and British secret services, Jim spearheads the covert struggle But in the face of mutual suspicion as the brutal chaos escalates, clear political action becomes impossible.J T Rogers Blood and Gifts an epic political thriller shot through with mad humour premiered at the National Theatre, London, in September 2010.

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    About "J.T.Rogers"

    1. J.T.Rogers

      J.T Rogers plays include Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming, White People, and Madagascar He was nominated for a 2009 Olivier Award for his work as one of the original playwrights for The Great Game Afghanistan He is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting Other recent awards include NEA TCG and NYFA fellowships, the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, the American Theatre Critics Association s Osborne Award, and the William Inge Center for the Arts New Voices Award.

    333 thoughts on “Blood and Gifts”

    1. Rogers, currently the critic's darling for his Broadway play 'Oslo', has an uncanny, perhaps unique, ability to render complex political and ideological histories in dramatically viable vehicles that not only educate, but entertain. This 2011 offering, covering 10 years in the Afghanistan conflict, is riveting, emotionally involving, and surprisingly quite humorous.


    2. Not as strong as The Overwhelming and his recent Tony-nominated, Oslo. I found myself drifting from the storyline.Also, as far as structure, this play felt more like the groundwork being laid for Oslo. Rogers has a gift with dialogue and suspense. Looking forward for more of his work to come!



    3. Definitely an interesting play.It's a lot to take in when you read it all in one setting, but I found myself having a hard time leaving it down. It's written intentionally to be very fast paced, easy to get swept away.Somewhat of a history meets social critique that helps shed light on modern times, definitely a play to read more than once. To me it has some traces of Chekhov-ian writing style, where we are often catching up with what has happened since we last saw certain characters, while all [...]


    4. I worked on this play when it was first being born. It was lovely to see what made it into the final version, what didn't, and to read the ending.I think this play is very current. It's a look into wars and politics that most people don't get or don't consider. It's all a chess game.I also enjoyed the history behind the play. There isn't much material that deals with that part of the world and I've always liked finding vehicles like this that can afford me a peek.I'd recommend this to others, ev [...]


    5. A quick read- I learned a lot and appreciated how an issue that I knew little about was conveyed in a play format. I definitely feel it opened my eyes. I loved then seeing the play in Chicago as it brought what I read to true light.


    6. If you want understand the origins of ISIS and the whole Afghanistan/Pakistan hornet's nest, you could do worse than this brilliant play that works as both epic theatre and brilliant character study.


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