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La Divina Caricatura : Bunraku Meets Motown - (Enactments) by Lee Breuer (Paperback)

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This unique book is a graphic novel and performance poem, a mixed-media musical cartoon, an animated feature film come to life. Lee Breuer’s La Divina Caricatura is in the pataphysical tradition of Alfred Jarry—if Jarry had been a Dante fan. In this play we meet unforgettable characters: Rose the Dog, who thinks she is a woman; her lover John, a junkie filmmaker; Ponzi Porco, PhD, a pig in love with the New York Times; and the Warrior Ant, who, to impress his father, Trotsky the Termite, declares the “perpetual revolution” of the bugs of the fifth world. Each a soul on its own pilgrimage, seldom with a Virgil or a Beatrice to guide them, they often try to guide each other, only to get more lost. A dazzling, comic, potent mix of ideas and character, invention and reality, the plays in La Divina Caricatura reinvigorate the stage for our time.
Number of Pages: 216
Genre: Drama, Performing Arts, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Enactments
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Lee Breuer
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2019
TCIN: 53900700
UPC: 9780857425577
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8226
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