Lascivious Something

Lascivious Something

Roadkill Confidential ; That Pretty Pretty, Or, The Rape Play

Book - 2011
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"Sheila Callaghan is one of the most distinctive playwrights working in the theater today. Fiercely political, unblinkingly experimental, yet emotionally true, her writing is a refreshing combination of the compelling and the controversial. This volume collects three of her most recent plays. Lascivious Something, a heart-rending and "profoundly disturbing" (TimeOut New York) exploration of failed love and shattered idealism at the dawn of the Reagan era, follows a lapsed activist's attempt to start life anew on a vineyard in Greece and what happens when the woman he left behind tracks him down. Roadkill Confidential, a noir-ish meditation on brutality and the intersection between fear and art, focuses on an artist who uses the corpses of dead animals found on the side of the road as the medium for her creations. And That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play, "variously a rant, a riff, a rumble--about our notions of naturalism, objectivification, perversity, and beauty" (The New Yorker), is a play that "imagines the collective unconscious of a culture where girls never stop going wild" (The New York Times)."--BACK COVER.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9781593764142
Branch Call Number: 812.6 C1563L 2011
Characteristics: xv, 318 pages : illustration ; 21 cm


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