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War, and four other plays / by Jean-Claude van Itallie.

Author: Jean Claude Van Itallie
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service [©1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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War. Two actors, one young, one old, and a bizarre lady, engage in a series of fantasy-like improvisations, articulating the relentless war that humankind is doomed to wage against harsh reality and the inexorable passage of time.
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Genre/Form: Playscripts
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Van Itallie, Jean Claude, 1936-
War, and four other plays.
New York] Dramatists Play Service [©1967]
(OCoLC)621925548
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Claude Van Itallie
ISBN: 9780822212027 0822212021
OCLC Number: 430744
Notes: Includes melodies with words.
Description: 74 pages : frontispiece ; 20 cm.
Contents: War.--The hunter and the bird.--Almost like being. --I'm really here.--Where is de queen?

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War. Two actors, one young, one old, and a bizarre lady, engage in a series of fantasy-like improvisations, articulating the relentless war that humankind is doomed to wage against harsh reality and the inexorable passage of time.

Hunter and the bird. Humorous, fantastic, and yet telling in its perceptions, this brief but arresting exercise in absurdist style delights and intrigues both by what is said and what is left unsaid.

Almost like being. A delightfully acerbic spoof of the unreal world of show business and the fraudulent sentiment from which it is contrived.

I'm really here. Gay Paris, a young American tourist, a dashing Italian guide, and romance—all handled with a marvelously stylized tongue-in-cheek approach which treats the play as if it were a movie being filmed.

Where is de queen? A brilliant, haunting, and strikingly imaginative play, which illuminates the shadowy reaches of a man's dream—taking place in that brief but timeless moment between sleep and sudden wakefulness

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