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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Oh, Hell!: Two One-Act Plays

Title Oh, Hell!: Two One-Act Plays
Author David Mamet & Shel Silverstein
Call Number PS627.O53 O3 1991
Location 2nd FL Theatre Scripts Collection
Rating Somewhat Recommended
Book Review These one-acts are naughty: the first--Bobby Gould in Hell--features a sardonic dialogue between civilians negotiating their eternal destiny with Hell's bureaucratic intermediaries, and the second--The Devil and Billy Markham--unfolds as a rhyming and unsavory to-Hell-and-back saga told by a guy with a mop. These one-acts premiered together at a very adult Lincoln Center evening in December 1989, ten years before Shel Silverstein's death, and ten years after Silverstein originally published The Devil and Billy Markham in Playboy. Only recommended for those willing to wade through some unapologetically indecent theater for this hidden facet of Silverstein as not-so-G-rated poet and playwright for grownups, paired well alongside the work of his Pulitzer Prize-winning colleague, David Mamet.
Submitted By Erin Rivero
Department or Major Leatherby Libraries
Status Staff
Chapman Email erivero@chapman.edu

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