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Christopher Durang Explains It All for You: 6 Plays (edition 1994)

by Christopher Durang

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Title:Christopher Durang Explains It All for You: 6 Plays
Authors:Christopher Durang
Info:Grove Press (1994), Paperback, 320 pages
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Christopher Durang explains it all for you : six plays by Christopher Durang

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Classic plays by a master of oddball black comedy. This collection includes two of the best: the Actor's Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You. Durang has a way of twisting words and situations into pretzels that seems at first to be just weird, and then when you look at it closer, you see what he's done. He's turned reality on its head and looked at it upside down. His characters are rarely likeable, the situations they get themselves into are the most outrageously ridiculous situations you could imagine, but still his plays work on an intellectual and emotional level. Obviously this sort of comedy isn't for everyone, and as I imagine most of the people I know encountering Durang for the first time, I can't fathom many of them enjoying him, but there is a certain something in the way he paints the world that seems like he's the verbal equivalent of Dali. ( )
  Devil_llama | Jul 9, 2012 |
The Nature and Purpose of the Universe; 'Dentity Crisis; Titanic; The Actor's Nightmare; Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You; Beyond Therapy
  mmckay | Aug 25, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802132324, Paperback)

Few playwrights have explored as relentlessly as Christopher Durang the pain and confusion of everyday life-or made us laugh so uproariously at the results.

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A collection of six plays by Christopher Durang that explore the pain and confusion of everyday life.

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