Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: W;t

  • Margaret Edson’s W;t: Lessons on person-centered care

    Atara MessingerToronto, Ontario, Canada American playwright Margaret Edson’s 1998 play W;t has been described as “ninety minutes of suffering and death mitigated by a pelvic exam and a lecture on seventeenth-century poetry.”1 When W;t was first published, most theater companies rejected it on the grounds that its subject matter would be too difficult for audiences…