One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1988 - Poetry - 166 pages
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Brief plays and skits deal with imperial and modern China, seventeenth century Spain, costume history, philosophy, and historical change

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One thousand avant-garde plays

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Fear not; there are really only 116 plays (or playlets) hererunning from two lines to four pagesand though some academics might ponder the implications of, for example, Hamlet, Michelangelo, and ... Read full review

Contents

SEARCHING FOR FAIRYLAND
6
the umbrella of stage directions
20
THE TWO BULLS 3 2
32
HUSSERL
38
THE MEDITERRANEAN
44
ROBERT WILSON RIDING HOOD
50
GOSPEL TOOTHBRUSH
56
DfiPARTMALGACHE
62
HAMLET REBUS
68
THE CHINESE RIVERS
74
WATTEAUS REPUTATION
81
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About the author (1988)

Kenneth Koch has published many volumes of poetry, including New Addresses, Straits and One Train. He was awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995, in 1996 he received the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry awarded by the Library of Congress, and he received the first Phi Beta Kappa Poetry award in November of 2001. His short plays, many of them produced off- and off-off-Broadway, are collected in The Gold Standard: A Book of Plays. He has also written several books about poetry, including Wishes, Lies, and Dreams; Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and, most recently, Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry. He taught undergraduates at Columbia University for many years. He passed away in 2002.

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