One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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by Dale Wasserman
     
 

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Dramatic Comedy / 13m, 4f / Interior

Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable… See more details below

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Dramatic Comedy / 13m, 4f / Interior

Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction a frontal lobotomy. Winner of the 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival.

"Cuckoo is captivating." N.Y. Post.

"Scarifying and powerful." N.Y. Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573805851
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
416,195
File size:
0 MB

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