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Ives, David

Overview
Works: 161 works in 261 publications in 2 languages and 9,652 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  History  Young adult works  Conference proceedings  Humorous stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Interviewer, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3559.V435, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David Ives
 
Most widely held works by David Ives
All in the timing : fourteen plays by David Ives( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world according to David Ives is a very odd place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language, and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called "Philadelphias," where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con man peddles courses in a dubious language in which "hello" translates as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
Scrib by David Ives( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1863, a sixteen-year-old boy nicknamed Scrib travels around the West making his living writing and delivering letters, an occupation that leads to him nearly getting killed, being jailed as a criminal, joining up with the notorious Crazy James Kincaid, and delivering a letter from President Abraham Lincoln to a Paiute Indian
Monsieur Eek by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a chimpanzee arrives in MacOongafoondsen he is put on trial for being a thief and a French spy, resulting in some changes to the tiny town that delight Emmaline Perth, his thirteen-year-old defender
Time flies and other short plays by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zany, thought-provoking, and always original, this anthology brings together all the one-acts from the Off-Broadway hit Mere Mortals and from the all-new Lives of the Saints, as well as several new and uncollected plays, including Bolero, Arabian Nights (which premiered at the celebrated Humana Festival in Louisville), The Green Hill, and Captive Audience
Voss : how I come to America and am hero, mostly by David Ives( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of letters home, fifteen-year-old Vospop "Voss" Vsklzwczdztwczky shares his experiences as he is smuggled out of Slobovia in a crate of black-market cheese puffs, tries to find a job in an American city, and foils a sinister plot
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed
All in the timing : six one-act comedies by David Ives( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus in fur : a play by David Ives( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In David Ives's seductive, darkly funny Venus in Fur, a playwright-director, Thomas, has written an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's classic erotic novel Venus in Fur, the story of an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actress Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas's play, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur."--Page 4 of cover
The liar by David Ives( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--Page 4 of cover
The Best American short plays 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short plays
Mere mortals : six one-act comedies by David Ives( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Act One: In FOREPLAY OR: THE ART OF THE FUGUE, we find Chuck, a self-styled Don Juan, and his girlfriend on a date at the miniature golf course. When they move to the second hole, a slightly older Chuck II appears with another date. Finally, Chuck III, now in his late thirties, arrives with a young date. His latest date doesn't get his jokes, and worse, she's beating him at golf. (3 men, 3 women.) MERE MORTALS eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder 50 stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past. (3 men.) In TIME FLIES, two lonely but sweet young mayflies meet at a pond and really hit it off. Unfortunately, Horace and May watch a nature program on this first night out and discover they have a lifespan of only one day--and their lives are half over. (2 men, 1 woman.) Act Two: SPEED-THE-PLAY is a crash-course send-up of David Mamet, presenting the complete works of the master of scatological dialogue in just under eight, male-bonding minutes. (3 men, 3 women.) In DR. FRITZ, Vaudeville reigns as an American tourist in pain seeks medical help from a wacky souvenir seller named Maria who channels an even wackier German surgeon named Dr. Ringsvwandl. The comedy steps up when the doctor recommends an operation. (1 man, 1 woman.) DEGAS C'EST MOI. A man wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist Degas. The best place to do that is in New York City where he encounters all that makes great art. (3 men, 3 women, flexible casting)."--
Polish joke and other plays by David Ives( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the saints : seven one-act plays by David Ives( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE STORIES: ENIGMA VARIATIONS. Zany hijinks as a pair of lookalikes named Bebe W.W. Doppel-gñgler solve an identity crisis with the help of Dr. William W. Williams and his nurse Fifi, who may or may not be Aphrodite the Goddess of Love. Or is she a male gym-teacher in a dress? (3M, 2W). THE MYSTERY AT TWICKNAM VICARAGE. A body on the carpet, three ridiculous Masterpiece Theatre-style suspects and a bumbling Scotland Yard detective solve philosophical quandaries as they investigate: Who killed Jeremy Thumpington-Fffienes? (3M, 2W). BABEL'S IN ARMS. Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel--or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway? (3M, 2W). SOAP OPERA. A washing-machine repairman falls in love with a picture-perfect washer. Should he tell his girlfriend Mabel? Is the washer two-timing him with a dryer? Stay tuned. (3M, 2W). LIVES OF THE SAINTS. A tender and gently comic meditation. Two women preparing a funeral breakfast in a church basement muse on life, death, and the meaning of Polish jokes--and along the way achieve a kind of sanctity. (3M, 2W). ARABIAN NIGHTS. Utterly normal Norman walks into utterly ordinary Flora's shop looking for a souvenir of his travels and together they find whirlwind romance, spurred on by a wacky translator. (1M, 2W or 2M, 1W). CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. A cautionary fable tells how Rob and Laura face a menace in their living room: a television that talks back to them and threatens to swallow them whole. (2M, 2W)
The red address by David Ives( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a radical departure from his comedies, David Ives writes a searing, disturbing drama about a middle-American businessman whose company and whose very life and sanity stand under attack. E.G. Triplett leads an outwardly respectable, all-American-male existence until a mysterious business rival, Driver, comes to town and threatens not only to take over E.G.'s business, but to reveal his sexual secret: that in the privacy of his own home, with the aid of his loving wife, Lady, E.G. dresses in women's clothing. When Lady is brutally murdered, E.G.'s world collapses and he makes a desperate attempt to hold himself together - losing his own life in the process. In the end, only E.G.'s friend, Dick, is left to piece together the meaning of what had happened, and to try to make sense of the baffling man he had known as E.G. Triplett."--
Irving Berlin's White Christmas the musical by Irving Berlin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a musical that features some of his best, original compositions for the holiday season. Songs include Count Your Blessings; Happy Holidays; and How Deep Is The Ocean?
Venus in fur( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacher-Masoch's classic novel, the story of an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistresss to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actresses Thomas auditions for his play fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas's play, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur
Nuclear proliferation and the dilemma of peace in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 27, 2007, Quinnipiac University and the Albert Schweitzer Institute hosted former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and several internationally-known experts at a forum to discuss nuclear disarmament. This book includes papers and transcripts of talks delivered at that conference. It contains the transcript of President Carter's keynote address, in which he discusses his experiences in the White House when he and Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev tangled over the size of their respective nuclear arsenals. Carter relates, 'I knew the entire time I was president, that 26 minutes after we detected the launching of an intercontinental ballistic missile, that that missile would strike Washington D.C. or New York or any other target that the Soviets had chosen'. This imminent nuclear threat, Carter notes, strengthened his commitment to peace after he left the White House; the very first conference he scheduled at the Carter Center in Atlanta was on nuclear disarmament. Other papers include talks by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, who discusses the collective denial that the world seems to have toward nuclear weapons; Ira Helfand, who describes the physical, medical and biological impacts of a massive nuclear explosion should such a disaster occur in or near an urban center; Hirotami Yamada offers a heart-wrenching account of how, as a boy, he survived the atomic bomb blast in his hometown of Nagasaki in August 1945 while the rest of his family perished; and, Dr. Neil Araya, of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, discusses the connection between public health and nuclear weapons. Other papers consider historical, philosophical, linguistic and educational issues related to nuclear weapons and the ongoing struggle for peace
 
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All in the timing : fourteen plays
Alternative Names
David Ives US-amerikanischer Dramatiker

Ives, David

Ives, David T.

דייויד אייבס

دیوید آیوز

Languages
English (75)

French (14)

Covers
ScribMonsieur EekTime flies and other short playsVoss : how I come to America and am hero, mostlyAll in the timing : six one-act comediesThe liarThe Best American short plays 1990Mere mortals : six one-act comedies