All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays by David Ives

By David Ives

The realm in accordance with David Ives is a really upload position, and his performs represent a digital tension attempt of the English language -- and of the audience's ability for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes known as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wants are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, rapid, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language during which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as enthralling and puzzling, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback variation of Ives's performs comprises "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the demise of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The paintings of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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If Mark knew of the reference, he omits all mention. Matthew copes with it as best he can, but a little hysterically. He repeats the remark about Jonah twice, leaving it in one case unexplained (16:1–4) and in the other inventing a compensatory connection between Jonah’s three-day sojourn in the whale and the Son of Man’s descent, for the same duration, into the belly of the earth 63. ”—traditionally understood as a concession to the Pharisees in acknowledgment that their children, too, can cast out devils, same as Jesus, in which case his exorcisms obviously do not constitute proof of divinity.

18). The kinship of this way of reading with hermeneutics of a very old sort was not lost on the man whose book could probably be credited with fathering the modern procedure: see David Friedrich Strauss, The Life of Jesus Critically Examined, ed. Peter C. Hodgson, trans. , Philadelphia: Fortress, 1972), esp. p. 65. 46. Quoted from Greek rhetoricians in connection with Origen by Robert Grant, The Earliest Lives of Jesus (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1961), pp. 40–46, 119–22. On the more general topic of the relations between pagan and Christian literary criticism, see also by Grant, Heresy and Criticism: The Search for Authenticity in Early Christian Literature (Westminster: John Knox Press, 1993), esp.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), 4:246–53; notes in 6:348–52. Further references to Jonah in the early literature have been collected by Yves-Marie Duval, Le Livre de Jonas dans la littérature chrétienne grecque et latine: Sources et influence du commentaire sur Jonas de saint Jérôme, 2 vols.

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