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Hurlyburly: And, Those the River Keeps: Two Plays

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This edition contains the definitive versions of these works, a foreword in which Rabe examines the interwoven relationship of the plays, and an afterword in which he discusses the process of their construction.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Grove/Atlantic
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Neil
Oct 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

was a big fan of gary shandling. heard he was in recent movie.
rented it. hated it. idiots babbling and awful behavior.
this was either before i lived in la, or before la sunk in.
the author's afterward is pretentious, but he's got good
commentary in the play. reading it is a much better pace
to absorb, now i can probably appreciate the movie.
although i hate sean penn, he is totally eddie.
intermixing the acts of the two plays for chronological
continuity was also interesting.
Alyse
Mar 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, plays, plays-2008
The realism of the dialog makes this a difficult read, however, I appreciate the naturalism it creates. Half way through it I learned Christopher Walken originated the character of Mickey. Imagining him in the role gave new depth to it. The subject matter and environment is hard to stomach at times, but not the worst of Rabe's work. And by worst, I don't mean bad, I just mean - hard to watch/read.

I have heard there is a wonderful film of this play, I plan to add it to my netflix.
Shane
Aug 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
one of the greatest "talking head" plays i've read since Angels in America - only this is more visceral because it's tackling issues that no human has really been able to master.

now let's see if i can land a part in the audition next week.
Nathan
Jan 16, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
blablabla...rapetata
Deborah
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read Those the River Keeps, and seeing it play out was even wilder than when I first read Hurlyburly, but they're both still very good and powerfully crazy.
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