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Ives, David

Works: 161 works in 252 publications in 4 languages and 9,131 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  History  Young adult works  Conference proceedings  Humorous stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Interviewer, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3559.V435, [FIC]
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Most widely held works about David Ives
Most widely held works by David Ives
All in the timing : fourteen plays by David Ives( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world according to David Ives is a very add place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language -- and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called "Philadelphias," where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con man peddles courses in a dubious language in which "hello" translates as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud." At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ives's plays includes "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words," "The Universal Language," "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Foreplay, or The Art 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." From the Trade Paperback edition
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
Scrib by David Ives( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1863, a sixteen-year-old boy nicknamed Scrib travels around the West making his living writing and delivering letters, an occupation that leads to him nearly getting killed, being jailed as a criminal, joining up with the notorious Crazy James Kincaid, and delivering a letter from President Abraham Lincoln to a Paiute Indian
Monsieur Eek by David Ives( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a chimpanzee arrives in MacOongafoondsen he is put on trial for being a thief and a French spy, resulting in some changes to the tiny town that delight Emmaline Perth, his thirteen-year-old defender
Time flies and other short plays by David Ives( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zany, thought-provoking, and always original, this anthology brings together all the one-acts from the Off-Broadway hit Mere Mortals and from the all-new Lives of the Saints, as well as several new and uncollected plays, including Bolero, Arabian Nights (which premiered at the celebrated Humana Festival in Louisville), The Green Hill, and Captive Audience
Venus in fur : a play by David Ives( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In David Ives's seductive, darkly funny Venus in Fur, a playwright-director, Thomas, has written an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's classic erotic novel Venus in Fur, the story of an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actress Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas's play, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur."--Page 4 of cover
Voss : how I come to America and am hero, mostly by David Ives( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through a series of letters home, fifteen-year-old Vospop "Voss" Vsklzwczdztwczky shares his experiences as he is smuggled out of Slobovia in a crate of black-market cheese puffs, tries to find a job in an American city, and foils a sinister plot
All in the timing : six one-act comedies by David Ives( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reverence for life revisited Albert Schweitzer's relevance today by David Ives( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the product of a conference held by the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University in 2005. The conference re-examined the life and work of Albert Schweitzer, particularly his idea of ""Reverence for Life, "" and assessed the relevance of his ideas for the twenty-first century. The essays in this book represent various perspectives on Schweitzer's life and works, including: reminiscences from individuals who worked with or were directly influenced by Schweitzer's life, inc
La Vénus à la fourrure ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed
The Best American short plays 1990 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of twelve short plays
The liar by Samuel Foote( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--Page 4 of cover
Polish joke and other plays by David Ives( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mere mortals : six one-act comedies by David Ives( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Act One: In FOREPLAY OR: THE ART OF THE FUGUE, we find Chuck, a self-styled Don Juan, and his girlfriend on a date at the miniature golf course. When they move to the second hole, a slightly older Chuck II appears with another date. Finally, Chuck III, now in his late thirties, arrives with a young date. His latest date doesn't get his jokes, and worse, she's beating him at golf. (3 men, 3 women.) MERE MORTALS eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder 50 stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past. (3 men.) In TIME FLIES, two lonely but sweet young mayflies meet at a pond and really hit it off. Unfortunately, Horace and May watch a nature program on this first night out and discover they have a lifespan of only one day--and their lives are half over. (2 men, 1 woman.) Act Two: SPEED-THE-PLAY is a crash-course send-up of David Mamet, presenting the complete works of the master of scatological dialogue in just under eight, male-bonding minutes. (3 men, 3 women.) In DR. FRITZ, Vaudeville reigns as an American tourist in pain seeks medical help from a wacky souvenir seller named Maria who channels an even wackier German surgeon named Dr. Ringsvwandl. The comedy steps up when the doctor recommends an operation. (1 man, 1 woman.) DEGAS C'EST MOI. A man wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist Degas. The best place to do that is in New York City where he encounters all that makes great art. (3 men, 3 women, flexible casting)."--
Lives of the saints : seven one-act plays by David Ives( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE STORIES: ENIGMA VARIATIONS. Zany hijinks as a pair of lookalikes named Bebe W.W. Doppel-gñgler solve an identity crisis with the help of Dr. William W. Williams and his nurse Fifi, who may or may not be Aphrodite the Goddess of Love. Or is she a male gym-teacher in a dress? (3M, 2W). THE MYSTERY AT TWICKNAM VICARAGE. A body on the carpet, three ridiculous Masterpiece Theatre-style suspects and a bumbling Scotland Yard detective solve philosophical quandaries as they investigate: Who killed Jeremy Thumpington-Fffienes? (3M, 2W). BABEL'S IN ARMS. Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel--or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway? (3M, 2W). SOAP OPERA. A washing-machine repairman falls in love with a picture-perfect washer. Should he tell his girlfriend Mabel? Is the washer two-timing him with a dryer? Stay tuned. (3M, 2W). LIVES OF THE SAINTS. A tender and gently comic meditation. Two women preparing a funeral breakfast in a church basement muse on life, death, and the meaning of Polish jokes--and along the way achieve a kind of sanctity. (3M, 2W). ARABIAN NIGHTS. Utterly normal Norman walks into utterly ordinary Flora's shop looking for a souvenir of his travels and together they find whirlwind romance, spurred on by a wacky translator. (1M, 2W or 2M, 1W). CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. A cautionary fable tells how Rob and Laura face a menace in their living room: a television that talks back to them and threatens to swallow them whole. (2M, 2W)
The red address by David Ives( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a radical departure from his comedies, David Ives writes a searing, disturbing drama about a middle-American businessman whose company and whose very life and sanity stand under attack. E.G. Triplett leads an outwardly respectable, all-American-male existence until a mysterious business rival, Driver, comes to town and threatens not only to take over E.G.'s business, but to reveal his sexual secret: that in the privacy of his own home, with the aid of his loving wife, Lady, E.G. dresses in women's clothing. When Lady is brutally murdered, E.G.'s world collapses and he makes a desperate attempt to hold himself together - losing his own life in the process. In the end, only E.G.'s friend, Dick, is left to piece together the meaning of what had happened, and to try to make sense of the baffling man he had known as E.G. Triplett."--
Don Juan in Chicago by David Ives( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Don Juan is a handsome, rich, sexually naive nobleman in sixteenth-century Spain. His servant, Leporello, urges him to find a girlfriend and lead a normal life, but the Don is more interested in finding the meaning of life through books and alchemy. Afraid he won't have time to find it, Don Juan calls up the Devil and cuts a deal that grants him (and Leporello) immortality--as long as Don Juan seduces a different woman every day. Unfortunately, the first woman he seduces is Dona Elvira, his true love. Infuriated by the Don's abandonment, Elvira cuts her own deal with the Devil: She won't die until she sleeps with Don Juan a second time. Four hundred years later, exhausted by endless sex and still pursued by Elvira, Don Juan and Leporello grapple with the sexual mores of contemporary urban America as embodied by Sandy, a woman of wide and wild sexual experience. Don also meets the young and innocent Zoey--who happens to be his daughter by Sandy. With never any time to pursue the meaning of life, Don Juan swears off sex after promising Elvira one last evening with her. Hearing this, the Devil calls in his debt. Don Juan, Leporello and Elvira face damnation, only to be redeemed by the Devil, who, moved by Don Juan's "unfailing niceness," sends them all on to eternal bliss."--
Irving Berlin's White Christmas the musical by Irving Berlin( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a musical that features some of his best, original compositions for the holiday season. Songs include Count Your Blessings; Happy Holidays; and How Deep Is The Ocean?
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