Strange Fruit & Other Plays


SKU: 9781737371151
Author: Jaffe, Harold
Publication Date: 10/26/2021
Publisher: Black Scat Books
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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This collection of Harold Jaffe’s short, one-act plays is exceptionally diverse. The nine innovative dramas feature Billie Holiday & Lester Young; Antonin Artaud & Georges Bataille; Marilyn Monroe & Marlon Brando; Samuel Beckett; condemned prisoners in Texas making their final statement before execution; Israelis & Palestinians in life-or-death dialogue; Charles Manson unleashed; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison burning it at both ends; & the potently satirical “Splish Splash,” exploring gender discord.

“Jaffe’s convincing portraits of the dispossessed are moving, insightful glimpses of the human spirit under stress.” –New York Times Book Review

“Harold Jaffe’s latest work, STRANGE FRUIT & OTHER PLAYS, is a compelling exploration of art and history. The book, a selection of dramatic texts, comprises a new literary form for Jaffe, author of 30 books, and his dramas work especially well.” -R. Sebastian Bennett, author of THE FINAL YEN and A TASTE OF HEAVEN