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Ives, David

Works: 176 works in 307 publications in 3 languages and 10,972 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Young adult works  Film adaptations  Conference papers and proceedings  Humorous fiction  Filmed plays 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Contributor, Librettist, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3559.V435, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Ives
Most widely held works by David Ives
All in the timing : fourteen plays by David Ives( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world according to David Ives is a very odd 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."
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 645 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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain by Adam Kampe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 631 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
Scrib by David Ives( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 507 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French-language drama directed by Roman Polanski and based on the play of the same name by American playwright David Ives. Having trouble casting his theatrical production of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel 'Venus in Furs', Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is at the end of his tether trying to find a female lead. As he is about to leave the theatre after another long day of unsuccessful auditions, a dishevelled and weather-beaten woman, Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner), arrives and demands that Thomas let her read for the part. Initially, Thomas is reluctant to do so, but Vanda succeeds in changing his mind. As the audition begins and Thomas assumes the role of the submissive male in the play, it quickly becomes apparent that Vanda is perfect for the part and the line between real life and art becomes blurred
Venus in fur : a play by David Ives( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 449 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
Time flies and other short plays by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 421 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
Monsieur Eek by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 407 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
Voss : how I come to America and am hero, mostly by David Ives( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 319 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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sure Thing: Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love
The Best American Short Plays, 1993-1994( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten American short plays from the 1997-1998 theater season, including selections by Steve Feffer, David Ives, Jacquelyn Reingold, and others, each with a brief profile of the playwright
The liar by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 214 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
The school for lies : a play adapted from Moliere's Le misanthrope by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is that of Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue she's being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died -- until today, when Frank appears. A traveler from England known for his own coruscating wit and acidic misanthropy, Frank turns Celimene's world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb for barb, and teaching her how to live again. (Never mind that their love affair has been engineered by a couple of well-placed lies.) This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Moliere's The Misanthrope, which inspired it. Another incomparable romp from the brilliant author of All in the Timing
The Best American Short Plays 2001-2002( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1995-1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mere mortals : six one-act comedies by David Ives( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 194 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)."--
Polish joke and other plays by David Ives( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together four full-length plays from the same dazzling pen that produced the one-act comic masterpieces of All In The Timing: Polish Joke is about a young Polish-American's trip through ethnic stereotypes. Nine-year-old Midwesterner Jan Bogdan Sadlowski, nicknamed, Jasiu, is told by his uncle that Poles are thought to be" backward, stupid, inept, and gloomy." The only way out is for Jaisu "to impersonate someone not Polish." Don Juan In Chicago, called in which a Renaissance innocent makes a deal with the devil only to become a reluctant Latin lover. Ancient History, this comedy-drama about the holy war that breaks out when two people from two very different cultures fall in love. The Red Address, the searing portrait of a man with a secret who is forced by tragedy into self-revelation
Reverence for life revisited : Albert Schweitzer's relevance today by David A Valone( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 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
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All in the timing : fourteen plays
Alternative Names
David Ives Amerikaans toneelschrijver

David Ives dramaturg estatunidenc

David Ives dramaturge américain

David Ives dramaturgo estadounidense

David Ives US-amerikanischer Dramatiker

Ives, David T.

Дэвид Ивз

דייוויד אייבס מחזאי אמריקאי

דייויד אייבס

دیوید آیوز


English (80)

French (19)

German (1)

ScribTime flies and other short playsMonsieur EekVoss : how I come to America and am hero, mostlyAll in the timing : six one-act comediesThe Best American Short Plays, 1993-1994The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998The liar