100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

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Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America's best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume's uniqueness: qOn lice, q qOn sleeping in the theater, q qOn motherhood and stools (the furniture kind), q qGreek masks and Bell's palsy.q 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write is a book in which chimpanzees, Chekhov, and child care are equally at home. A vibrant, provocative examination of the possibilities of the theater, it is also a map to a very particular artistic sensibility, and an unexpected guide for anyone who has chosen an artist's life.Why I hate the word whimsy. And why I hate the word quirky. Whimsy was an etymological cousin in 1520 to the word whim-wham (a decidedly superior word), which had to do with fluttering the eyelids or letting the eyes wander. It is, then, a anbsp;...

Title:100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write
Author:Sarah Ruhl
Publisher:Macmillan - 2014-09-02


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