Sexual Perversity in Chicago ; And, The Duck Variations

Sexual Perversity in Chicago ; And, The Duck Variations

Two Plays

Book - 1978
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Baker & Taylor
Two young couples sort out their sex lives in a world of office files and singles bars, and two old men sitting on a park bench reveal their attitudes toward life while discussing the mating habits of ducks

Perseus Publishing
David Mamet is one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children’s books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross.

The Obie award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago is about two office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970s. Danny meets Deborah in a library and soon they are not only lovers but roommates, and their story quickly evolves into a modern romance in all its sticky details.

The Duck Variations is a dialogue between two old men sitting on a park bench. The conversation turns to the mating habits of ducks, but soon begins to reveal their feelings about natural law, friendship, and death. New York magazine has called The Duck Variations ?a gorgeously written, wonderfully observant piece whose timing and atmosphere are close to flawless.”

The Duck Variations is a dialogue between two old men sitting on a park bench. The conversation turns to the mating habits of ducks, but soon begins to reveal their feelings about natural law, friendship, and death. New York magazine has called The Duck Variations ?a gorgeously written, wonderfully observant piece whose timing and atmosphere are close to flawless.”


Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1978
Edition: 1st Evergreen ed
ISBN: 9780802150110
080215011X
Characteristics: 125 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mamet, David Duck variations

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Sunnchilde Jun 11, 2011

There is a movie adaption of this play is called "About Last Night" (1986) starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins.

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