Amorous Nightmares of Delay. Selected Plays. - Frank O'Hara
Amorous Nightmares of Delay. Selected Plays.
8vo. 228pp trade paperback. Baltimore: John Hopkins, 1997.
The volume brings together twenty-four of Frank O'Hara's plays. O'Hara's interest in camp, collage and dramatic verse draw upon a colourful range of characters. The New York poet captures Daphne and Chloe, a thinly disguised General MacArthur, and Jackson Pollock with irreverent and exuberant style. A Preface by Ron Padgett and an Introduction by O'Hara's lover and friend Joe LeSueur. The volume also briefly documents some of the productions at The Poet's Theatre New York including set design by Larry Rivers.