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All in the timing : fourteen plays

Author: David Ives
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : A Vintage original, 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ives
ISBN: 067975928X 9780679759287
OCLC Number: 30733512
Description: xv, 313 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Sure thing --
Words, words, words --
The universal language --
Variations on the death of Trotsky --
The Philadelphia --
Long ago and far away --
Foreplay, or The art of the fugue --
Seven menus --
Mere mortals --
English made simple --
A singular kinda guy --
Speed-the-play --
Ancient history --
Philip Glass buys a loaf of bread.
Responsibility: David Ives.
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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."

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