Marbles: A Play in Three Acts

3.56 avg rating
( 61 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374202880: Marbles: A Play in Three Acts
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Platonic dialogue in the form of a double anachronism--the action takes place two centuries after our era--Joseph Brodsky's only play, Marbles, is set in a prison cell that alone provides for the three unities of classic drama: those of time, place, and action. A nightmare rather than a utopia, this play proceeds according to the immanent logic of mental aggravation as its two characters, the inmates Publius and Tullius, examine the tautology of their psychological, historical, and purely physical confines. The fusion of its dour, somewhat terrifying vision with the macabre hilarity of its verbal texture allows Marbles to take its audience beyond the farthest reaches of the theatre of the absurd, into territory more suitable for modernist imagination than for human experience.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Joseph Brodsky (1940-96) came to the United States in 1972, an involuntary exile from the Soviet Union. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987 and served as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991 and 1992.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 25.00
US$ 291.36

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joseph Brodsky
Published by Noonday Pr (1989)
ISBN 10: 0374202885 ISBN 13: 9780374202880
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Noonday Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0374202885

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 291.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds