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At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ives's plays includes "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," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."
The 14 short plays collected here introduce readers to one of the most intelligent and anarchically funny playwrights of the last decade and his "utterly delightful one-act plays that percolate with comic brio" (The New York Times.
|Words, Words, Words||19|
|The Universal Language||31|
|Variations on the Death of Trotsky||53|
|Long Ago and Far Away||81|
|Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue||103|
|English Made Simple||177|
|A Singular Kinda Guy||193|
|Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread||295|
Posted May 13, 2011
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