By Andy Kaufman
Andy Kaufman's "GOD. . .and different Plays" is a needs to learn for all hardcore Kaufmaniacs.
Andy's journey de strength is the outlet play titled "GOD", which he played in an area campus espresso store in the course of his Grahm Jr. university days. In GOD, Andy built what might be construed as a stream-of-consciousness method in the course of parts of this paintings, and it contributes a notable technique of personality portrayal, combining it with using mimicry of speech and the parody of literary types as an total process. just like "The Huey Williams Story", GOD is written in what seems to be the shape of an interrupted sequence of desires. Symbolizing all humanity, the most personality, Tinctured Puncture, his buddies, and his friends combination (as characters/images do in desires) with each other and with a variety of ancient and legendary figures.
Strangely, a personality named, Larry Prescott, is an allegorical determine representing Elvis Presley.
Judged on it's personal advantage, GOD is maybe not anything greater than the encouraged paintings of a stoned sophomore in a highschool inventive Writing type. yet dedicated enthusiasts of Andy Kaufman will, doubtless, learn this tale, smile at one another and nod knowingly, buying and selling within the coinage of an easy story, acknowledging a shared ardour. to determine Andy practice this one-man, one-act play live to tell the tale level should have been a sight to behold!
Andy's love and devotion to writers equivalent to, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman are current all through GOD". a number of the pages move with the beat of a free-flowing prose. a few of his word-play jewelry real to the sounds of improvisational jazz.
Like his hero Kerouac, Andy's writings are solid and popularized in a jazz-flavor. it's a rebellious and custom-made form of prose.
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He cupped his hands over his mouth and called, ''ALGADEM! " And Algadem, the executioner, scooted out as fast as his little legs would carry him. ''Yes sire," he saluted. " 45 "Urn, urn," the king thought. " ordered the queen. " said the king. Algadem went back to his chamber and brought out the buzz-saw and log. 46 Sammy was a little boy who was very determined to see what China was like in all his childlike curiosity. He had never been so far away from home without his mommy. He had never been so far away from his mommy.
He drank. His beer. And enjoyed it. ''Ah,'' he licked his lips. " He got his uddah beeah and drank it. And enjoyed it. " "No bud," answered the bartender suddenly looking concerned. " The other men started coming and looking over at the two. "Well," continued Herbie. " "Oh yeah? " ''Yeah. " "Oh yeah? " He winked at the other guys, who started giggling a little. ''Well, she's wearing big bellbottoms. '' ''Hey,'' said one of the guys. " The guys laughed. In a few minutes they were showing him to the door.
And was on his merry way. So the truck just come-on a-rollin' down de hill and Larry, the driver, was just a-singin' his cares away. "La la dee 0 doe---" And Herbie was dejectedly strolling down the road kicking a pebble when he heard the merry melodies coming down the hill. He wved it to a stop. " And it stopped. '' "For talkin' ... " ''And I-love-you ... " Larry was out of the truck, dancing on his tiptoes. "Well," said Herbie. " So Herbie started dancing, and singing along. And they both sang: "0 doe dee 0 doe la la la la la" arm in arm.
God...and Other Plays by Andy Kaufman