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Time Flies and Other Short Plays Paperback – March 30, 2001
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With "Time Flies," Ives is on familiar, solid ground, doing exactly what he does best. The title story is excellent, and I love "Degas, C'est Moi." "The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage" is a great spoof of PBS drama and British theatre.
But my faves are "Babel's in Arms," about the plight facing two ancient Babylonian workers called upon to build a tower reaching God, and "Soap Opera," about a man in love with his washing machine.
If you'll pardon the pun, the plays in "Time Flies" show Ives is having fun.
Lesser pieces include “Lives of the Saints” is about two accented European women preparing food for a funeral gathering where the gimmick is the actors mime their actions and the sound effects technicians are visible to the audience – the story is not that interesting and technically it's not much of a stretch as sound has to do the same work anyway. “The Green Hill” is a tale about a man's quest to experience the locale of a particular photograph, and though the character travels the world it doesn't really go anywhere.Read more ›
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I own the audiobook from Audible. I found this collection meh. Found it pretty mundane and uninteresting.Published 7 months ago by French Quarter
I absolutely love plays by David Ives! It was a great pleasure reading through the scripts, especially those I have not had the pleasure of seeing performed live.Published on September 26, 2013 by Amy S. Drake
David Ives writes warped and wickedly funny short plays. These are fun to read; they also might material for auditions and competitions.Published on December 8, 2012 by rjsdrama