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Rabe, David

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Streamers by David Rabe( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in an army barracks in the early days of the Vietnam War, Streamers has electrified audiences from its first performances with its explosive portrayal of a handful of soldiers and their fatally intertwined destinies- Richie, a wealthy neurotic who cannot resist temptation; Billy, an earnest midwestern straight arrow; Roger, a street-wise refugee from the ghetto; Carlyle, a pathological misfit who threatens the order and substance of their lives; and Sergeants Cokes and Rooney, two aging dipsomaniacal soldiers whose grimly humorous song (about parachutes that fail to open) gives the play both its title and its fundamentally compassionate tone: Beautiful streamer, Open for me, The sky is above me, But no canopy."--Jacket
In the Boom Boom Room by David Rabe( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play revolves around Chrissy, a somewhat naive young woman who comes to Philadelphia with dreams of stardom as a dancer. Desperation leads her to take a job as a topless go-go dancer at a sleazy nightclub called Big Tom's Boom Boom Room. While working there, she explores love and sex with a variety of unsuitable men and women, forms a friendship with a gay neighbor, and tries to resolve troubling issues in her life. These issues include vague memories of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, and a difficult relationship with a cold-hearted mother who'd wanted to abort Chrissy. Rabe's play seemed shocking when it debuted because it dealt openly with a number of topics (homosexuality, abortion, incest) that had rarely been featured in mainstream theater."--Wikipedia, June 12, 2008
The Firm by John Grisham( Visual )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch McDeere is a brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad. Driven by a fierce desire to bury his working-class past, Mitch joins a small, prosperous Memphis firm that affords Mitch and his wife and affluent lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams. However, when FBI agents confront him with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm, Mitch sets out to find the truth in a deadly crossfire between the FBI, the Mob, and a force that will stop at nothing to protect its interests
The basic training of Pavlo Hummel, and Sticks and bones : two plays by David Rabe( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first two plays in author David Rabe's Vietnam Trilogy. In the "Basic Training of Pavolo Hummel," the title character is drafted and immediately has conflicts with both his sergeants and his fellow recruits. Hummel's determination to be a soldier, and help from a mysterious guide called Ardell, help him complete his training. But as flash-forward scenes indicate, Hummel's decision to go to war is a fatal one
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma( Visual )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young army private refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant get away with the rape and murder of a native woman. Extra features include deleted scenes, featurettes, and more
Coming to terms : American plays & the Vietnam War( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurlyburly : a play by David Rabe( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play depicts the morally bankrupt world of four men who inhabit a Los Angeles filled with drugs, post-Vietnam despair, and Hollywood hype
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Hurlyburly by David Rabe( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play by David Rabe that centers on the lives of several people living in a crowded two story house in Hollywood. It examines their relations with friends and with each other. The play paints a grim view of their culture, and of contemporary American society by showing their abuse of drugs, alcohol and each other
Girl by the road at night : a novel of Vietnam by David Rabe( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Joseph Whitaker, with his Vietnam deployment papers in hand, spends his last weekend trying to find anyone who will acknowledge what he is about to do matters. In Saigon a prostitute, Quach Ngoc Lan, spends her days haggling and submitting to physical mortification - their chance encounter in Saigon forges a surprising connection
Goose and Tomtom : a play by David Rabe( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two small-time jewel thieves united in a strangely unsettling friendhip and the constant fight to prove to themselves and others how tough they are
Sticks and bones : a play in two acts by David Rabe( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David, a blind Vietnam War veteran, finds himself unable to come to terms with his actions on the battlefield and alienated from his family because they neither can accept his disability nor understand his wartime experience
Best American plays( )

in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A question of mercy by David Rabe( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas and Anthony are lovers struggling with Anthony's final, exhausting battle with AIDS. Joined by their friend Susanah and a retired doctor, whose help Thomas has requested, they fashion a heartbreaking friendship as they work through the stages of a plan to relieve Anthony of his illness and his life. Each character does battle with the moral and legal issues that attend the decision to help Anthony die - is this murder or mercy? Rabe creates a passionate depiction of four people confronted with the reality of a loved one's fight with death, and a compelling dramatic event that poses the question: "What would you do?"
Dinosaurs on the roof : a novel by David Rabe( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the town of Belger, Iowa, recently divorced Janet Cawley is attempting to find some peace and quiet, and perhaps a solitary place where she can finally fall apart. She's quit her job teaching fourth grade, though with the money she has, she will probably get along fine for another six months. She still needs to extricate herself from an affair with an ex-colleague that has the neighbors talking, but after that she can spend her time alone, jogging, drinking, and making the occasional trip into town. Her plans are interrupted one morning by the sudden appearance of her now-deceased mother's oldest friend, Bernice, who has an urgent matter to discuss. Bernice's preacher, it seems, has informed his congregation that they are to be visited by the Rapture that very evening -- and Bernice's first question, and most pressing fear, is how her dogs and cats will be fed and cared for after she's gone
David Rabe : a casebook( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crossing guard by David Rabe( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his release from jail, after serving a term for killing a girl while driving drunk, a man is met by the girl's father who gives him three days to live, after which he will kill him. The novel follows the two as they prepare for the appointed day, both hearing the girl talk to them from the grave
The vietnam plays by David Rabe( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel is the story of a native recruit's initiation into war, by turns brutal and hilarious. In Sticks and Stones, a blinded Vietnam veteran returns home numbed by the war and is astonished by his family's inability to comprehend their country's politics and his rage.--From publisher description
Hurlyburly ; and, Those the river keeps : two plays by David Rabe( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominated for the Tony Award when it was first produced in 1984, Hurlyburly was immediately hailed as a classic American drama. This edition is the definitive version of the prize-winning author's most celebrated work, reflecting his continued exploration of the play through several productions-in particular the one he directed in 1988 at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles-and his latest thoughts regarding the text. Now prize-winning playwright David Rabe has matched and deepened it with Those the River Keeps, an intense psychological exploration of Hurlyburly's most dangerous and enigmatic character. This edition contains the definitive versions of these works, a foreword in which Rabe examines the interwoven relationship of the plays, and an afterword in which he discusses the process of their construction
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