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Baby with the Bathwater
     

Baby with the Bathwater

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by Christopher Durang
 

ISBN-10: 0822200848

ISBN-13: 9780822200840

Pub. Date: 10/01/1984

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated

As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn't speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy�which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of brilliantly

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As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn't speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy�which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy's struggle to establish his identity continues, despite his parents' growing obliviousness. At the outset there is a zany nanny who gives him a lethal toy to play with; then the small problem of Daisy's penchant, as a toddler, for throwing himself in front of buses; then his bizarre problems in school; and, finally, the sessions with his analyst which enable him, at last, to accept his maleness and stop wearing dresses. In the end the play comes full circles as the former Daisy and his young bride fondly regard their own baby�forgiving of the past but determined not to repeat its calamitous mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822200840
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Sales rank:
1,042,000
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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Baby with the Bathwater 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure the play was great, but unfortunately I never got the chance to open the package. When the book finally arrived late my class was already done reading the play. I will be returning it in its original packaging.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this play is sooo funny! the book is great and the play is amazing! there was not one time in the play that u wone be laughing! Usually i cant watch plays because they are boring but this is just incredibly funny EVERYBODY READ THIS BOOK