My Head Was a Sledgehammer: Six Plays

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Richard Foreman, a six-time Obie Award winner and one of the most influential figures in American drama, is widely regarded the foremost avant-garde playwritght today.

This new collection of Foreman's plays included Eddie Goes To Poetry City (Seattle and New York versions), The Mind King, Samuel's Major Problems, My Head Was a Sledgehammer and I've Got the Shakes. The directions included with each play elucidate the playwrights intent and crystallize his philosphy of theater. In addition, an unannotated version of My Head Was a Sledgehammer provides a look at the powerful languague of Foreman's theaer, apart from stage directions that may limit one's inerpretation.

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Richard Foreman founded the Ontological-Hysteric theatre in 1968. The theatre is currently in the historic St. Marks Church, where he rehearses and produced one of his new plays each year, each play performing for 16 weeks every winter.

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Richard Foreman, a six-time Obie Award winner and one of the most influential figures in American drama, is widely considered the foremost avant-garde playwright in the world today. He founded the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in 1968 and has written, designed and directed thirty original works which have ben presented in the U. S. and throughout Europe. This new collection of Foreman's plays includes Eddie Goest to Poetry City; The Mind King; Samuel's Major Problems; My Head Was A Sledgehammer; and I've Got The Shakes. The directions included with each play elucidate the playwright's intent and crystallize his philosophy of theater. In addition, an unannotated version of My Head Was A Sledgehammer provides a look at the powerful language of Foreman's theater, apart from stage directions that may limit one's interpretation. Filled with Foreman's jolting, quirky humor, an obsession with exploring the mind's slippery territories, and a faith in new worlds accessible only through language, these new plays are among Richard Foreman's most effecting work. My Head Was A Sledgehammer is a terrific introduction to one of America's best playwrights at work today! -- Midwest Book Review

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