“The Arbor” – Jennifer Merin reviews

In The Arbor, London-based artist Clio Barnard uses an unusual, fascinating and effective amalgam of documentary and narrative styles to tell the story of Andrea Dunbar (May 22, 1961 – December, 20 1990), the gifted English working class playwright who wrote three autobiographical plays before she died at age 29 of an alcohol-related brain hemorrhage. Dunbar was an alcoholic. She had three children, each fathered by a different man.

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