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Picasso at the Lapin Agile and other plays

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Steve Martin is one of America's treasured comedic actors, having appeared in some of the most popular movies of our time. He is also an accomplished screenwriter who has for the past few years turned his attention to writing plays. The results, collected here, demonstrate new facets of the range and talent he possesses on screen. His plays hilariously explore very serious questions about love and happiness and the
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Genre/Form: Drama
Comedies
Named Person: Pablo Picasso; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Pablo Picasso
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Martin
ISBN: 0802115950 9780802115959 0802135234 9780802135230
OCLC Number: 34514446
Description: 150 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Picasso at the Lapin Agile --
The zig-zag woman --
Patter for the floating lady --
WASP.
Responsibility: Steve Martin.

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An imagined meeting between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904 examines the impact of science and art on a rapidly changing society.  Read more...

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"Steve Martin's comic wit has never been sharper."--USA Today "Steve Martin is the most exciting new playwright in town. . . . His first play is a major treat."--Newsday "[Picasso at the Lapin Agile Read more...

 
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