La Divina Caricatura

Bunraku Meets Motown

Lee Breuer

La Divina Caricatura

Lee Breuer

Distributed for Seagull Books

222 pages | 32 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780857425577 Published July 2019 World sales rights except India
E-book $30.00 ISBN: 9780857425669 Will Publish May 2021
This unique book is a graphic novel and performance poem, a mixed-media musical cartoon, an animated feature film come to life. Lee Breuer’s La Divina Caricatura is in the pataphysical tradition of Alfred Jarry—if Jarry had been a Dante fan. In this play we meet unforgettable characters: Rose the Dog, who thinks she is a woman; her lover John, a junkie filmmaker; Ponzi Porco, PhD, a pig in love with the New York Times; and the Warrior Ant, who, to impress his father, Trotsky the Termite, declares the “perpetual revolution” of the bugs of the fifth world. Each a soul on its own pilgrimage, seldom with a Virgil or a Beatrice to guide them, they often try to guide each other, only to get more lost. A dazzling, comic, potent mix of ideas and character, invention and reality, the plays in La Divina Caricatura reinvigorate the stage for our time.
 
Contents
“If You See Something, Say Something”
BEATRIZ SCHILLER

Illusions, Reality and Performance in the Imagination of Lee Breuer :
An Introduction
ARTHUR J. SABATINI

Preface

SHAGGY DOG ANIMATION

ECCO PORCO

AN EPIDOG

PORCO MORTO
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