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Arsenic and Old Lace    (Continued)

And, of course, there is always a corpse or two hiddensomewhere around the stage.

Death and insanity may be very serioussubjects, but Arsenic and Old Lace is successful at making it a farce. There'snever a dull page, it's practically mayhem, and by the end you're convinced thateveryone is at least a little insane.

Because it's a play, the readerisn't bogged down by descriptions and metaphors. So go back to the basics ofliterature: plot, dialogue, and characters. This is a hilarious work with unusualcharacters and a great story. Take your time, visualize the chaos in your mind,and dare to enjoy it!

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