Grasses of a Thousand Colours

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Nick Hern Books, 2009 - American drama - 90 pages
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"The scientist who tinkered with the universe tells us of his many loves. As his self-obsession literally consumes him, we listen to tales of food, sex and man's true best friend. This is an extreme, disturbing, and funny vision of the embattled relationship between man and beast. Wallace Shawn's new play receives its world premiere at the Royal Court, under the direction of his lifelong collaborator and "My Dinner with Andre" co-star, Andre Gregory. Wallace Shawn features in the cast." --Book Jacket.

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User Review  - dbarn - LibraryThing

Just when I was beginning to think we had run out of provocative subjects, Wally Shawn has found a way to shake things up a bit. A world in which a man's best friend is his penis and animals can only ... Read full review

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Had to read this for a Lit class. It was such a punishment! None of us quite grasped the point, if there was one. It is disturbing with instances of bestiality, ridiculous amounts of infidelity and a ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

The author of The Designated Mourner, The Fever, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and Marie and Bruce, among other plays. Several of his plays have been adapted into films, with one of the latest, Marie and Bruce, scheduled for release in 2005. His translation of The Threepenny Opera will go into production shortly. Shawn has also acted in over sixty films and television episodes.

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