All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays by David Ives

By David Ives

The realm in response to David Ives is a really upload position, and his performs represent a digital pressure try out of the English language -- and of the audience's capability for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes known as "Philadelphias," the place the best wishes are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, fast, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language during which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as enthralling and difficult, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback version of Ives's performs contains "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the demise of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The paintings of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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