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Author Ives, David, author.

Title All in the timing : fourteen plays / David Ives.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  812 IVE    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Basement Materials  812 IVE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  812.54 IVE    Check Shelf
Edition A Vintage original, 1st ed.
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.
Summary 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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Subject One-act plays, American.
American drama -- 20th century.
American drama. (OCoLC)fst00806998
Drama. (OCoLC)fst00897468
One-act plays, American. (OCoLC)fst01045774
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Drama.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
One-act plays -- U.S.A. -- 1995.
Plays -- U.S.A. -- 1995.
ISBN 9780679759287 (paperback)
067975928X (paperback)
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