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Little Murders

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  85 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Samuel French acting edition of LITTLE MURDERS
Paperback, 72 pages
Published February 14th 2011 by Samuel French Trade (first published 1968)
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Tony
Apr 15, 2010 Tony rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama
Feiffer, Jules. LITTLE MURDERS. (1968). ****. All the action in this play takes place in the New York apartment of the Newquists in the Upper West Side. Through the windows we hear the noises of the city: construction, traffic, helicopters, police sirens, fire engines, and the occasional gunshot. The main door to the apartment opens – which takes a considerable amount of time since there are two double locks – and in comes Marjorie Newquist. She is almost hidden behind two large shopping bags. S ...more
Pat
Jan 09, 2008 Pat rated it really liked it
Shelves: nactrslf4me
This play is as relevant to our media driven society today as it was when it was written in 1967. Biting satire that Feiffer does so well.
Victoria
Dec 24, 2011 Victoria rated it really liked it
Didn't quite know what to expect, was incredibly impressed with the ease at which this world presented itself. The whole family is insanely bizarre, the situation turns out to be more surreal than it initially lets on and despite the ridiculous feel of some of the specific happenings every character felt real, their situations felt pretty real. It was also easy to draw connections and see why everything was being pulled into the extremes they were. I dunno, basically really enjoyed it despite no ...more
Sean Nolan
it was alright
First Second Books
Really brilliant and hysterical. The kind of play that makes you laugh and then instantly feel like a worse person for finding it funny. Dark comedy at its best. As another reviewer pointed out, this is even more relevant today, 40+ years after it was written. Based on the stills included in this volume I totally need to hunt down the movie version.
Colleen Venable
Really brilliant and hysterical. The kind of play that makes you laugh and then instantly feel like a worse person for finding it funny. Dark comedy at its best. As another reviewer pointed out, this is even more relevant today, 40+ years after it was written. Based on the stills included in this volume I totally need to hunt down the movie version.
Robert
Jan 17, 2009 Robert rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Charles Berman
relentless and hilarious satire.
David
Aug 30, 2008 David rated it it was amazing
great play
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Jules Feiffer is the acclaimed author-illustrator of several books for children, including BARK, GEORGE; MEANWHILE . . .; and I LOST MY BEAR; and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, by Norton Juster. Jules Feiffer is also a renowned editorial cartoonist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He has been the recipient of an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a London Theatre Critics Award, an ...more
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