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My Dinner with André: A Screenplay

My Dinner with André: A Screenplay

by Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory
     
 

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"My Dinner with Andre" is a passionate, volatile, and humorous encounter between two friends who have not seen each other for a long time, and decide to catch up on each others' lives over dinner. Andre Gregory is an intense, highly experimental theater director and playwright in search of life's meanings and spiritual revelations. His friend, Wally Shawn, is an

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"My Dinner with Andre" is a passionate, volatile, and humorous encounter between two friends who have not seen each other for a long time, and decide to catch up on each others' lives over dinner. Andre Gregory is an intense, highly experimental theater director and playwright in search of life's meanings and spiritual revelations. His friend, Wally Shawn, is an actor and playwright living in New York who is more preoccupied with the search for his next meal. As Andre recounts his global journeys involving esoteric theatrical experiments and mystical adventures, Wally listens with more than skepticism, as his attitudes shift among wonder, puzzlement, admiration, and anger. What finally emerges is a sensitive portrait of a friendship that survives and transcends contransting assumptions about love, death, art, and man's continuing quest for self-fulfillment.

Editorial Reviews

Benedict Nightingale
A tussle between romance and realism, imagination and sense, spirit and body....An enjoyable elaborated argument between an articulate Don Quixote and a humorous Sancho Panza, and, perhaps, a demonstration that both are necessary to the rest of us. -- New Statesman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802130631
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Wallace Shawn
Pages:
113
Sales rank:
347,652
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Mike Nichols
My Dinner With Andre is unique...it is very funny, and some other things as well. It may be the funniest dialectic since Plato.

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