Grasses of a Thousand Colours


ISBN: 9781848420489
Author: By Wallace Shawn
Publication Date: 07/05/2009
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK1698 Categories: , , Tag:

Dogs eat dogs. Cats play with mice.

A semi-mythological examination of nature, animals, men, and women. Strange dinners, strange parties – sources of death and life.

Wallace Shawn’s play Grasses of a Thousand Colours was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in May 2009.

‘Lyrical, creepy and richly detailed… if you are the least bit prudish, then Grasses is not for you’
The New York Times

‘Cross the masturbatory frenzy of early Philip Roth with Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and you’d still only find yourself on the starting blocks of Shawn’s long and uniquely disquieting dramatic journey’

‘How to describe Wallace Shawn’s extraordinary new play? A dystopian fairytale? A pseudo-pornographic parable? A modern morality play? It is all these and more’

‘Richly textured, original and wickedly amusing… Wallace Shawn is an underappreciated master among contemporary dramatists’
Evening Standard

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