Lives of the Circus Animals : A Novel
Christopher BramISBN: 0060542535;
Book Description Critically acclaimed novelist Christopher Bram has written some of his best work about life in the performing arts. In Father of Frankenstein, the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie Gods and Monsters , it was Hollywood in the thirties and fifties. In The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes , it was the strange world of Victorian music and spiritualism. Now, in Lives of the Circus Animals , Bram explores contemporary New York theater, spending severaldays and nights with a diverse handful of men and women. There is Caleb Doyle, a hot new playwright whose newest work, Chaos Theory , has just bombed. His sister, Jessie, also loves theater but has no outlet for her talents except to work as the personal assistant to British actor Henry Lewse, "the Hamlet of his generation," while he does a Broadway musical. Henry loves Shakespeare, money, grass, and boys. Then there's Frank Earp, an ex-actor who courts Jessie and is...
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