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America Hurrah and Other Plays

Eat Cake, the Hunter and the Bird, the Serpent, Bad Lady, the Traveler, the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Bill Coco (Introduction by)

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Jean-Claude van Itallie is one of the most distinguished playwrights of the American avant-garde. A keen deconstruction of American popular culture, the America Hurrah triptych served notice that here was a major new dramatic voice. Rounded out with such works as Bag Lady, written in the voice of a deceptively insightful homeless woman; The Serpent, a fanciful interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve; The Traveller, which depicts a charismatic and brilliant artist recovering from a stroke; and van Itallie's dazzling play based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, America Hurrah.

Grove Press, 9780802137616, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2001