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References to Salvador Dalí make me hot and other plays
Rivera, José, 1955-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Theatre Communications Group ; St. Paul, MN : Exclusively distributed to the book trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, [2003]

Physical Description:
262 pages ; 22 cm
References to Salvador Dalí make me hot -- Sueño -- Sonnets for an old century : monologues for the theatre -- 36 assumptions about writing plays : an afterword by the author.
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PS3568.I8294 R44 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Surrealism, magic realism and expressionism are the hallmarks of Jose Rivera's influential body of work. This new volume collects the author's plays written in the past five years, including References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot ("effortlessly melds otherworldly fantasy with gritty realism to make sparks fly onstage."-- The Journal News ), Sueño (a reworking for Pedro Calderón's Life is a Dream ) and Sonnets for an Old Century , the author's most recent work, which recently premiered in Los Angeles.

Puerto Rican-born playwright José Rivera plays have been produced all over the world and his work has been translated into seven languages. His best known work includes Marisol and Each Day Dies with Sleep . "Rivera has a messianic mission to replace old and dying creeds with vibrant new visions."--Robert Brustein, New Republic

Also available by José Rivera
Marisol and Other Plays
PB $15.95 1-55936-136-0 * USA

Author Notes

Jose Rivera's other plays include The House of Ramon Iglesia, Maricela de la Luz Lights the World, Marisol, Cloud Tectonics and Each Day Dies with Sleep (the last three published as Marisol and Other Plays, TCG). Rivera studied with Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the Sundance Institute. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including two OBIE Awards, a Fulbright Arts Fellowship and grants from the NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2003, his first feature film will be released: The Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles (Central Station) and featuring Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien)

Table of Contents

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hotp. 1
Suenop. 91
Sonnets for an Old Century: Monologues for the Theatrep. 167
36 Assumptions about Writing Plays: An Afterword by the Authorp. 251