Christopher Durang: Complete Full-Length Plays, 1975-1995

Christopher Durang: Complete Full-Length Plays, 1975-1995

by Christopher Durang, Smith & Kraus
     
 

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The complete full-length plays, including: The Idiots Karamazov (co-authored by Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film, The Vietnamization of New Jersey Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Laughing Wild, and Media Amok.  See more details below

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The complete full-length plays, including: The Idiots Karamazov (co-authored by Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film, The Vietnamization of New Jersey Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Laughing Wild, and Media Amok.

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A necessary acquisition for any library claiming to offer full representation of contemporary American dramatic works.
Booklist
Anyone who believes satirists are heartless should read Durang and discover a savage playwright who may leave no sacred cow un-gored (a lapsed Catholic, he is especially tough on the church) but who doesn�t skewer indiscriminately. Every one of his sharp-witted attacks on dysfunctional institutions�the church, psychiatry, the idealized American family�is heartfelt...
Library Journal
The seven plays included here comprise the second volume of the publisher's complete works of Chirstopher Durang (after Twenty-Seven Short Plays, LJ 12/96). These plays, with their illuminating introductions by Durang, give us great insight into a brilliant mind dealing with the personal demons that have haunted him. In some of the works, such as the more angry and personal Beyond Therapy and Laughing Wild, Durang speaks on such issues as bisexuality, homosexuality, and those who see AIDS as a punishment from God. Also included are his better-known parodies, such as The Idiots Karamazov and The History of the American Film, which brings together 40 years of Hollywood movie stars and plots and includes a musical number, "We're in the Salad," a wicked take-off of "We're in the Money." Reading these plays, one comes to appreciate Durang's struggle to make sense not only of his own life but of life in general. Perhaps the definitive collection of one of America's leading dramatists, this is recommended for all modern drama collections.Howard E. Miller, Alliance Blue Cross & Blue Shield Lib., St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575250175
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Series:
Contemporary Playwrights Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.26(d)

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