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The Golem Triptych

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Completed in 1983, this mesmerizing dramatic trilogy is destined to take its place beside The Playboy of the Western World, Waiting for Godot and The Homecoming as a classic of the modern theatre. Always surprising, witty and intelligent, Basso's plays move gracefully through both history and the history of theatre, incorporating at times the slapstick of Ionesco, the broo ...more
Spiral-bound, 392 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Leaping Dog Press
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Patrick Higgins
May 14, 2016 Patrick Higgins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unsettling, confusing, and epic, Basso's dramatic trilogy was my first look into the mind of the modernist/surrealist/weird author and it was a powerful, if sometimes difficult, journey. Moving from some vaguely modern London, to an underground city, to Renaissance Prague, the plays meld pessimistic philosophical ruminations on time and identity with fantastic imagery and events. It is to Basso's credit that he can create a such a fantastic world in a medium that is, at its heart, nothing but di ...more
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