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Polaroid Stories

Polaroid Stories

by Naomi IizukaNaomi Iizuka
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ISBN-13: 9780871299390
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 1,183,982
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Polaroid Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Far too often, we judge the worth of language by how 'classy' or 'refined' it is. We forget that Shakespeare had his bawdy, and even Homer could relish physical humor. The playwright of 'Polaroid Stories,' however, seems to remember, and constructs a lyrical masterpiece with the rough, blunt language of street kids. Based off the legends of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses,' this play is a collection of snapshots of other people's lives, and how they intertwine to form a powerful portrait of passion. (whee, alliteration!) There's Euridyce, the girl who's managed to leave everything in her past behind her, except the poet-lover who won't let her go. Then there's Narcissus, whose fantastical tales serve to make a little bit more livable for himself and his girl-shadow, Echo. Then Semele, whose powerful addiction to cocaine caused her baby (Dionysus) to be taken from her. Then Theseus and Adriane, lost raver kids searching the labyrinthine streets for one last hit. They're all here, painted in vivid, brutal language that personifies the immediacy of life, gone out of control.