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Harvey by Mary Chase
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Harvey (edition 1951)

by Mary Chase (Author)

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Elwood Dowd's sister gets committed by mistake when she tries to put him in a mental hospital because of his obsession with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit named Harvey.
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Title:Harvey
Authors:Mary Chase (Author)
Info:Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (1951), Edition: Edition Unstated, 80 pages
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"Reality! I wrestled with reality for forty years, doctor, and I am happy to state that I've now got reality just where I want it!" I saw the movie version of Harvey in my heedless youth and thought it was an amusing film about alcoholism. A chance re-watching on TCM recently revealed greater depths, and I bought the play and found it a minor masterpiece of unexpected insight. I want to find out more about Mary Chase.
  booksaplenty1949 | Jul 7, 2017 |
A classic of comedic theatre. A man has a six-foot white rabbit that no one else can see. His sister thinks it's time for him to be committed. A misunderstanding at the sanitorium leads to all sorts of comedic mayhem. The ultimate question: what is the nature of reality? How do we deal with things we can't see? The characters are well drawn out, especially Elwood and Veta, and the play is just a lot of good old fun. Decide for yourself - is there really such a thing as a pooka? ( )
  Devil_llama | Mar 21, 2016 |
Cute tale about who is really normal and who is crazy about the wrong things. Nothing spectacular in terms of insight, and as far as comedies go, it is not the best, and it could have accomplished just as much without the innuendos, but worth the read. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Cute tale about who is really normal and who is crazy about the wrong things. Nothing spectacular in terms of insight, and as far as comedies go, it is not the best, and it could have accomplished just as much without the innuendos, but worth the read. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
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