Item description for Houdini: A Musical by Muriel Rukeyser...
Houdini is a verse drama -- part biography, part fantasy/ Exploring issues of illusion and reality, Rukeyser leads us from Houdini's childhood (picking up pins with his eyelids) to acts under water and onstage, and his congressional testimony against spritual mediums. Dedicated and willed to Rukeyser's longtime companion, Houdini reveals subtexts of homosexuality, desire, race, and grief. The play's late sixties, early seventies language merges with timeless themes and the utterly seductive subject to appeal to Houdini devotees, poetry fans, and theater people nationwide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.52" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Paris Press
ISBN 1930464045 ISBN13 9781930464049
Availability 0 units.
More About Muriel Rukeyser
Janet E. Kaufman is assistant professor of English at the University of Utah. Anne F. Herzog is Dean of theSchool of Arts, Science, and Professional Studies at Springfield College. They are coeditors of "How Shall We Tell Each Other of the Poet?": The Life and Writing of Muriel Rukeyser. Jan Heller Levi, is the author of a collection of poems, Once I Gazed at You in Wonder, and editor of A Muriel Rukeyser Reader. She is working on a biography of Muriel Rukeyser.
Muriel Rukeyser was born in 1913 and died in 1980.