Edward Gorey On Stage: A Multimedia Memoir

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Most fans of the artist Edward Gorey know him as the author of lavishly drawn, sparely plotted little books in which hapless characters come to unpleasant ends. But if you happened to be in the right place at the right time, you might know him as a dramatist. From Boston's Poets' Theatre to New York's Broadway, and from Bourne to Provincetown on Cape Cod, Edward Gorey applied his distinctive wit to writing and directing plays for actors and puppets--occasionally including himself. This short memoir is an affectionate chronicle of Gorey's theatrical experiments by the friend, neighbor, and artistic collaborator who produced most of them. Illustrated with rare drawings, photographs, script excerpts, film clips, and even music created for Gorey's twenty-odd "entertainments."
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About the author

San Francisco writer CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and author of five international literature collections, a multimedia memoir, and two mystery series. She started her literary career early, telling stories to stuffed animals; she wrote her first novel and won her first prizes in her early teens. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, the venue for her first full-length theatrical production (a rock-protest musical), she became a part-time cocktail waitress, proofreader, and boat builder, and then an in-house and freelance editor and writer for book publishers on both coasts. Her adventures on the noir side of science publishing inspired her Cory Goodwin mystery Silent Night Violent Night. For its sequel, Another Number for the Road, she toured New England with a band and went looking for lost time in Paris. In between, her nonfiction anthology Ourselves Among Others kept her busy on Cape Cod by day and left her nights free for theater. Staging plays with her Yarmouth Port neighbor, the artist and writer Edward Gorey, inspired her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey On Stage and her play Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians, winner of the 2011 Ashland New Plays Festival and 2012 Centenary Stage Women Playwrights' Series. Their friendship also sparked her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series, beginning with Croaked (one of their lunchtime idées du jour) and Zapped. Since Gorey’s death, Verburg has lived in San Francisco, where her roll-top desk holds his X-Files mug of pens and pencils (along with three computers) and overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Boom-Books via PublishDrive
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Published on
Apr 15, 2012
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9780983435549
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Performance
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Performing Arts / Puppets & Puppetry
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