Enigmas: Short Plays, 1979-1982

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Asylum Arts, 1999 - Drama - 273 pages
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Drama. Bettina L. Knapp, author of THEATRE AND ALCHEMY, wrote of Eric Basso's mammoth drama trilogy, THE GOLEM TRIPTYCH: The plays are memorable: imaginative, sensitive, and deeply gripping... Gone is the world of pseudo-certainties relied upon by many today to keep body and soul afloat. Gone as well is the dividing line between life and death, conscious and unconscious, dream and reality. Instead, presides the infinite unknown with all of its wondrous and terrifying possibilities--both human and divine. This volume brings together all the short plays of Eric Basso: Enigmas (a trilogy of one-acts), plus The Armoire and Adele Pierre. Along with the three new books THE BEAK DOCTOR, THE CATWALK WATCH and ENIGMAS, Basso is the author of ACCIDENTAL MONSTERS, also published by Asylum Arts and available from SPD.

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Contents

Nightlight
61
Gentlemen of the Old School
105
The Armoire
149
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Eric Basso was born in Baltimore in 1947. His fiction, poetry, drama and essays have appeared in the Chicago Review, Fiction International, Central Park, Collages & Bricolages, Exquisite Corpse and many other publications. His five collections of poems are published by Asylum Arts. He is the author of twenty-one plays. His critically acclaimed drama trilogy, The Golem Triptych, and his book of short fiction, The Beak Doctor, are also available from Asylum Arts.

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