The woman’s tuna fish monologue from Christopher Durang’s play, ‘Laughing Wild’. Laughing Wild plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips. Christopher Durang. Based on the Play/Book/Film. When Christopher Durang wrote his nervous breakdown of a play nearly 20 years ago, “Laughing Wild” reflected the anxiety of AIDS in a world.
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Published January 12th by Grove Press first published January 12th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwaterplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater. Lists with This Book. Feb 03, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: I had a bit of a crush on him bac this is a collection of two plays and a couple afterwards by eccentric playwright Christopher Durang.
I had a bit of a crush on him back in the day. I feel terribly sorry for my doctors.
Doctors get exhausted listening to me, I can tell they feel my words are charging out of my mouth and trying to invade their brain cells, and they’re frightened. I’ve seen this one performed and when done live, it is a genuinely exciting experience. Haven’t you read The Brothers Karamazov? Ivan Karamazov realizes that because there is no God, everything is permitted sometimes absurdism and extreme stylization just annoys me, gets under my skin in the wrong sort of way.
I saw a performance art laubhing last weekend, my God the things I’ll do to get laid, and I felt the same way. I did lauging connect with this play.
‘Laughing Wild’ (Woman and the Tuna Fish)
I wish cleverness was enough. I sure hope the situation has changed since this was published. View all 5 comments. Jan 31, Marissa rated it liked it Shelves: I first encountered these plays when I was in high school and Christopher Durang was a favorite among the theater kids. I laughed at the irreverent, naughty absurdities of Baby with the Bathwater, and a friend of mine did the Laughing Wild tuna fish monologue in acting class. Returning to these plays ten years later, I am no longer so enchanted by their kooky irrationality, but I am more attuned to their undercurrents of sorrow and outrage.
I can also see their chrlstopher a little more clearly: Feb 21, Hank rated it it was ok.
Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Two Plays
chrisstopher During the afterword, Durang likens himself to Ionesco chritopher Albee -?? Though his career has a few highlights, Durang’s absurdism is overall ineffective. The problem with these plays is that they are not absurdist enough and come across as silly or just plain lazy playwriting. With a litt During the afterword, Durang likens himself to Ionesco and Albee -??
With a little more work in the direction of absurdism, I would have been satisfied with the situation and its existential symbolism, much as when reading Beckett. Durang sticks to his themes here, with plenty to say on mental illness as always, but the effect of the actual material is reduced by its unwillingness to commit to a single camp.
Laughing Wild (Play) Plot & Characters | StageAgent
Laughing Wild does feature some interesting set pieces, as a grocery store and Central Park blend together in a dream. This would be interesting to design.
Jan 16, Terence Manleigh rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun wipd, Jasia rated it really liked it. Comedy with a heaping teaspoon of arsenic.
The Afterwords are as thought provoking as the plays themselves. Both plays were delightful to me, and I’m a hopeless fan of Durang. May 09, Sara rated it really liked it. The play Baby with Bathwater is really amazing and amusing in a twisted way like all Durang plays, Laughing Wild though is still good, yet is mainly monologues, making it slightly hard to get through compared to the rest of his plays.
Jan 04, Carmen rated it it was ok.
The first play in this collection did nothing for me. The second was better, with some decent social commentary, which is mostly outdated now. Oct 25, Kailee rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 02, Kelda rated it liked it Shelves: Ha Ha, more like an example of how not to parent! Devon got this for me when I was pregnant since he had once been Daisy in a production of this play “Baby with the Bathwater”.
Sep 03, Courtney Tisch added it. He is just amazing, that’s all there is to it.
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