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Quills and Other Plays

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Selected early works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Throughout his work, Doug Wright has often combined the personal, the social, and the political, in the process unearthing fundamental truths about life and art while casting an unblinking eye on the dark--and darkly funny--side of human nature. Gathered here are three of Wright's early plays, including Inter
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Faber & Faber
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Peter Orvetti
"Quills" is undeniably a great work, but my favorite play in this volume is "Interrogating the Nude," an imagined murder investigation surrounding the supposed death of the subject of Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase." It's funny and original, and provides interesting insights on the emergence of modern art in the United States. "Watbanaland" was weaker, a concept that never fully lived up to its promise.
Jul 27, 2014 K.m. rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Loved Quills and Interrogating the Nude, but couldn't get into Watbanaland.
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