A Bedtime Story for Your Brain
By (author) Darren O'Donnell
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[boxhead] by Darren O'Donnell
Book DescriptionDr. Thoughtless Actions, a young geneticist, awakes one morning to find a cardboard box secured to his head. Unable to wrench it off, he attempts suicide, not only failing but also, unbeknowst to himself, cloning himself, creating Dr. Wishful Thinking. The two losers fall in love, fall in science, and fail to make a baby. Their conversation, an intricately woven semantic circus, traverses boxedness, love, and the more ridiculous areas of metaphysical speculation. Through a series of rapid exchanges, verbal games, and musical numbers, they discover that all their thoughts come from God, all their words come from the devil, and their desire for love is a habit acquired from the cinema. Sound familiar? Don't be so hard on yourself. [boxhead]: a bedtime story for your brain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552452103
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Darren O'Donnell
Social Acupuncture, Paperback (April 2002)
Includes the full text of the show "A Suicide-Site Guide to the City". This title also contains an essay on the waning significance of theatre and the notion of civic engagement and social interaction as an aesthetic.
Pppeeeaaaccceee, Paperback (June 1999)
A play that is set in Ephemeral. It examines our being and asks us what we're doing.
Inoculations: Four Plays, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Darren O'Donnell
These four plays -- White Mice, Who Shot Jacques Lacan?, Radio Rooster Says That's Bad and Over -- written by Darren O'Donnell for his theatre company, Mammalian Diving Reflex, will challenge your politics, your ontology and everything you hold to be safe, stable and sacrosanct.
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Author Biography - Darren O'Donnell
Darren O'Donnell is a novelist (Your Secrets Sleep with Me), essayist, playwright (Inoculations, pppeeeeaaaccceee), director, designer, performer and artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His most recent book is Social Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Performance and Utopia.
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