August: Osage County


Tracy Letts

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August: Osage County Symbols


The characters of August: Osage County make reference to the stifling heat within and around the Weston family’s ancestral home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma multiple times throughout the play’s three acts. The heat is ubiquitous and…

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“Lay Down, Sally”

Eric Clapton’s “Lay Down, Sally”—a rollicking 1977 country-blues tune that plays at two crucial moments in the play—is a happy-sounding song whose lyrics suddenly become remarkably dark when looked at in the context against the…

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