Cover image for The complete plays of Charles Ludlam.
Title:
The complete plays of Charles Ludlam.
Author:
Ludlam, Charles.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Plays. 1989
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perennial Library, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
xxi, 905 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060551728

9780060963996
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
PS3562.U258 A6 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Searching...
PS3562.U258 A6 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
Searching...

On Order

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

As founder of the innovative Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Ludlam stretched the boundaries of stage art, introducing a radical energy and spontaneity to the form. Each of the 30 plays in this collection, many of which are previously unpublished, fascinate the reader with their unyielding originality, frenetic action, controversial and hilarious commentary on everything from history to social mores, vivid characterization, and often absurd stage directions. Both difficult and delightful, Ludlam's written work leaves the reader yearning to see his strange little universes come alive on stage. With Ludlam's brilliant career stopped in mid-stride by his 1987 death from AIDS, these plays are important in preserving and transmitting his odd genius, in validating the positive if sometimes preposterous results of a risk-taking not often seen in contemporary American theatrical productions.-- Jean Keleher, Wally Findlay Galleries Lib., Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

As founder of the innovative Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Ludlam stretched the boundaries of stage art, introducing a radical energy and spontaneity to the form. Each of the 30 plays in this collection, many of which are previously unpublished, fascinate the reader with their unyielding originality, frenetic action, controversial and hilarious commentary on everything from history to social mores, vivid characterization, and often absurd stage directions. Both difficult and delightful, Ludlam's written work leaves the reader yearning to see his strange little universes come alive on stage. With Ludlam's brilliant career stopped in mid-stride by his 1987 death from AIDS, these plays are important in preserving and transmitting his odd genius, in validating the positive if sometimes preposterous results of a risk-taking not often seen in contemporary American theatrical productions.-- Jean Keleher, Wally Findlay Galleries Lib., Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.