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Human Events

Gurney, A R

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ISBN 10: 0881452017 / ISBN 13: 9780881452013
Published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc, New York, 2001
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Human Events

Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing Inc, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Based on A R Gurney's novel Entertaining Strangers, the story is reminiscent of TARTUFFE. Set in academia, at a large technological institute in the Boston area, HUMAN EVENTS follows the rise of a visiting instructor, presumably from England, as he ingratiates himself into the Humanities department and snakes his way up the ladder of success.

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Remember All About Eve, the classic film in which older actress Margo Channing takes younger actress Eve Harrington under her wing, only to see her protege attempt to take over her life and her love? Back in 1977, A R Gurney...took that plot and reset it in academia for his novel Entertaining Strangers. Now he's adapted that book into HUMAN EVENTS...a witty and entertaining comedy of manners. Porter Platt is an associate professor at an esteemed Boston college. He meets Englishman Christopher Simpson, and is impressed by his Eton and Oxford education. Simpson wants a job at the school, and Platt does yeoman work to get him one. Soon, Simpson is rising in the department, while Platt is not. Simpson also takes a shine to Platt's wife, who's attracted to him as well. ...HUMAN EVENTS shows that Gurney is still one of America's most entertaining playwrights. --Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

The play...poses questions about trust among friends, among colleagues, between spouses. With its wit, literary quality, and insight into human nature, the work is up to the standard expected of Gurney, one of the most intelligent theatrical writers active today. --Charles Paolino, Home News Tribune

The play...poses questions about trust among friends, among colleagues, between spouses. With its wit, literary quality, and insight into human nature, the work is up to the standard expected of Gurney, one of the most intelligent theatrical writers active today. --Charles Paolino, Home News Tribune

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