Cover of: Light fantastic | John Lahr

Light fantastic

adventures in theatre

Published by Dial Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

A collection of essays written by one of the drama critics for The New Yorker magazine, discussing comedians, playwrights, musicals, and productions in the international world of theatre.

Table of Contents

Comedians. Bill Hicks : the goat boy rises ; Joe Orton : a revenger's tragedy ; Max Wall : the monkey king of comedy ; Barry Humphries : playing possum ; Jackie Mason and Mort Sahl : working the room ; Peter Cook : bedazzled
Playwrights. Oscar Wilde : running Wilde ; Harold Pinter : night sweats ; Mikhail Bulgakov : the lone wolf and the Russian bear ; Tennessee Williams : fugitive mind ; Tony Kushner : beyond nelly ; Edward Albee : sons and mothers ; Sir Terence Rattigan : untutored hearts ; Lillian Hellman : hell on a short fuse ; Alan Bennett : madjesty ; Arthur Miller : dead souls ; Eugene O'Neill : selling the sizzle ; Arnold Wesker : hand to mouth ; Clifford Odets : waiting for Odets ; Neil Simon : shtick ball ; Brian Friel : sight unseen ; Tom Stoppard : blowing hot and cold
Musicals. George and Ira Gershwin : city slickers ; Rodgers and Hammerstein : carousel ; July Styne : Mr. Broadway ; George C. Wolfe : Jelly's last jam ; Savion Glover : tap messenger ; Lerner and Loewe : Shaw business ; Beauty and the beast : the shock of the neutral ; Stephen Sondheim : love in gloom ; The Who's Tommy : full tilt ; Isaac Bashevis Singer : bring back the clowns ; Kern and Hammerstein : Mississippi mud
Productions. Ingmar Bergman : gravity and grace ; Ariane Mnouchkine : caprice of the gods ; Ralph Fiennes : matinée idolatry ; Ingmar Bergman : the battle of the vanities ; Stephen Daldry : the virgin and the dynamo ; Peter Brook : losing the plot ; Anna Deavere Smith : under the skin ; Ingmar Bergman : winter songs.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Also issued online.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
791/.0904
Library of Congress
PN1583 .L35 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 381 p. ;
Number of pages
381

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL789450M
Internet Archive
lightfantasticad00lahr
ISBN 10
0385315465, 0385315503
ISBN 13
9780385315463, 9780385315500
LC Control Number
95021871
OCLC/WorldCat
32699157
Library Thing
652881
Goodreads
64142
1063573
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