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Quills and Other Plays

Quills and Other Plays

Doug Wright

ISBN: 9780571211807

This volume contains three plays by this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright: "Interrogating the Nude,"" Watbanaland," and the Obie Award-winning "Quills."

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"Selected early works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright."
Throughout his work, Doug Wright has often combined the personal, the social, and the political, in the process unearthing fundamental truths about life and art while casting an unblinking eye on the dark--and darkly funny--side of human nature. Gathered here are three of Wright's early plays, including "Interrogating the Nude," a tongue-in-cheek reimagining of the uproar surrounding the debut of Marcel Duchamp's work in America; "Watbanaland," a satiric dissection of yuppie desire and a haunting look at family and faith; and the Obie Award-winning "Quills," which explores the boundaries of artistic expression and the dangers of censorship as they played out in the Marquis de Sade's final days at Charenton Asylum.
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Doug Wright

Doug Wright

Doug Wright’s play Quills premiered at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 1995 and subsequently had its debut Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. Quills garnered the 1995 Kesselring Prize for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club and, for Wright, a 1996 Village Voice Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting. In 2000, Wright wrote the screenplay ... view full profile

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