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Giants Have Us In Their Books - Collection / Anthology, Drama

Giants Have Us In Their Books

Jose Rivera

Collection / Anthology, Drama

ISBN: 9780881451412

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Six one-acts: FLOWERS, TAPE, A TIGER IN CENTRAL PARK, GAS, THE CROOKED CROSS, and THE WINGED MAN.     "José Rivera's Giants Have Us In Their Books, is subtitled `Six Children's Plays for Adults'. The genesis of the plays, he explains in a program note, was his four-year-old daughter's observation that, if we have giants in our fairy tales, they must have us in theirs. Rivera wrote the plays, he says, `as if we were the subject of fairy tales told by giants.'   It's an apt notion. The six short plays in Giants have all the beautiful simplicity of fairy tales....   Rivera's prose has become more concentrated and spare, more pregnant with metaphor and poetry. The profuse and sometimes self-consciously fantastical stew of magic realism—which, like his mentor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rivera insists is just another form of everyday reality—has been condensed so that each image carries greater weight. The six short fables in Giants add up to two hours of compelling, entertaining and provocative theater."Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Examiner


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Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera is the Obie Award winning author of Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, and Boleros for the Disenchanted, among many others. His screenplay for The Motorcycle Diaries received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. view full profile

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