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By Professor Mac Wellman, Professor Marjorie Perloff

Celebrated for his dizzying linguistic innovations, his experimental narratives, his biting social and political reviews, and his absurdist humorousness, Mac Wellman has develop into certainly one of America's best avant-garde playwrights. In Cellophane, Wellman deals the 11 performs that he considers his most crucial: Albanian Softshoe, Mister unique Bugg, Cleveland, undesirable Penny, Cellophane, 3 Americanisms, Fnu Lnu, lady long past, Hypatia, The Sandalwood field, and Cat's-Paw. Written among 1983 and 1998, they show off Wellman's on-going exploration of the bounds of language and the implications of humanity within the postmodern international. "These plays," Wellman writes, "are concerning the heroism traditional humans needs to hire on a daily basis to maintain on functioning with any simple task, with any excitement or delight, in an order of Being that has turn into unknowable, distant, a context of at top theoretical plausibility." additionally integrated during this quantity is his acclaimed essay at the theater, "A Chrestomathy of twenty-two solutions to 22 totally Unaskable and Unrelated Questions bearing on Political and Poetic Theater."

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