Bite the Hand: A Play

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El Leoń Literary Arts, 2002 - Drama - 161 pages
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Drama. Set in a marine research lab, two dolphins (played by dancers) and their scientist keepers mix language and movement to create a drama that is "enacted within a breathing and buoyant metaphor" -Paul Theroux. Daws compellingly innovative first play reveals itself as alternately a verbal and physical comedy of control capsizing, and an active mediation on nature and science. "Brilliant, searching, original, and lit by a coruscating wit, BITE THE HAND is a work of startling invention and revelation" -W.S. Merwin. Daws has written eleven books and won several international awards for his documentary films. He currently lives in Honolulu where he is developing a musical theatre project.

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Gavan Daws is a historian and author of nine books about the Pacific and Asia, including a previous Nature Conservancy book, "Hawaii: The Islands of Life" (1988). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marty Fujita is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of The Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Program. She lived and worked in Indonesia for over seven years and now resides in Oakland, California.

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