The world according to David Ives is a very add place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language -- and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called qPhiladelphias, q where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con man peddles courses in a dubious language in which qhelloq translates as qvelcroq and qfraudq comes out as qfreud.q At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ives's plays includes qSure Thing, q qWords, Words, Words, q qThe Universal Language, q qVariations on the Death of Trotsky, q qThe Philadelphia, q qLong Ago and Far Away, q qForeplay, or The Art of the Fugue, q qSeven Menus, q qMere Mortals, q qEnglish Made Simple, q qA Singular Kinda Guy, q qSpeed-the-Play, q qAncient History, q and qPhilip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread.q From the Trade Paperback edition.aquot; At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ivesa#39;s plays includes aquot;Sure Thing, aquot; aquot;Words, Words, Words, aquot; aquot;The Universal Language, aquot; aquot;Variations on the Death of ...
|Title||:||All in the Timing|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2010-11-10|