Foolscap: Or, the Stages of Love

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 391 pages
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Young drama professor Theo Ryan's life is turned upside down when he meets Joshua "Ford" Rexford-America's most acclaimed playwright and the most impossible and most talented man he's ever encountered. Because of Ford's influence, a journey begins that encompasses quirky scholars, bickering university faculty, the Renaissance giant Sir Walter Raleigh and, of course, ingenious plays.
  

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User Review  - TyUnglebower - LibraryThing

This book kind of called to me in a used book sale I was strolling through back in October. The promise of stage intrigue, English locations, and even some friendly skewering of academia, and college ... Read full review

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

I tried this book but it seemed pretentious and uninteresting, and I could not make myself go past the first 50 pages. It's a novel about a contentious English faculty in a small private college, but I can't tell you much more than that. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
A Cry Within
21
Flourish
32
Aside
41
A Bell Rings
48
Music Is Heard
57
Here a Dance
64
They Speak Together
73
Exit Disguised and Muffled
165
Enter the Messenger as Before
174
Enter a Soothsayer
185
The Manor Bourne
200
A Great Procession
220
Accepts a Favor
235
Sound Retreat Afar Off
250
Exit the Guardsman
268

Enter Disguised
81
Aloft
87
Enter a Messenger with a Letter
94
A Trumpet Sounds
104
Thunder and Lightning
112
Storm Still
120
Enter Time a Chorus
132
A Banquet Is Prepared
142
Enter a Gentleman
148
Enter Several Strange Shapes
158
Various Stages
279
Interlude
280
Throws Down a Glove
294
Enter Two or Three Lords
312
Enter Bastard
324
General Alarum
340
They All Enter the Circle
350
Exeunt All But
361
Epilogue
373
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Michael Malone is the literate and compassionate voice of the new American South. Critically acclaimed as one of the country's finest writers, his great gift for crafting remarkable and enduring comedies, as he did in Handling Sin, Dingley Falls and Foolscap, is matched only by his ability to deliver riveting suspense and mystery. Now, after a long absence, Michael Malone has returned to the scene of the crime. He has also come home to the South. He now lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife, Maureen Quilligan, chair of the English department at Duke University.

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