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Cellophane: Plays

Wellman, Mac

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ISBN 10: 0801867193 / ISBN 13: 9780801867194
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Straight and tight with no dog ears. Usual library stamps on back cover and top edge. Bookplate on title page. Plays by a two time Obie award-winning dramatist. These plays are about the heroism ordinary people must employ every day to keep on functioning with any certainty, with any pleasure or satisfaction. Also included is his acclaimed essay on the theater, "A Chrestomathy of 22 Answers of 22 Wholly Unaskable and Unrelated Questions Concerning Political and Poetic Theater. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit environmental restoration and education. Bookseller Inventory # 001635

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Title: Cellophane: Plays

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Celebrated for his dizzying linguistic inventions, his experimental narratives, his biting social and political critiques, and his absurdist sense of humor, Mac Wellman has become one of America's leading avant-garde playwrights. In Cellophane, Wellman offers the eleven plays that he considers his most important: Albanian Softshoe, Mister Original Bugg, Cleveland, Bad Penny, Cellophane, Three Americanisms, Fnu Lnu, Girl Gone, Hypatia, The Sandalwood Box, and Cat's-Paw. Written between 1983 and 1998, they showcase Wellman's on-going exploration of the limits of language and the consequences of humanity in the postmodern world. "These plays," Wellman writes, "are about the heroism ordinary people must employ every day to keep on functioning with any certainty, with any pleasure or satisfaction, in an order of Being that has become unknowable, remote, a context of at best theoretical plausibility." Also included in this volume is his acclaimed essay on the theater, "A Chrestomathy of 22 Answers to 22 Wholly Unaskable and Unrelated Questions Concerning Political and Poetic Theater."

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"He is James Joyce reborn as a rap artist."--Mel Gussow, New York Times

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