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By Eric Bogosian

ISBN-10: 1306858178

ISBN-13: 9781306858175

ISBN-10: 1559364645

ISBN-13: 9781559364645

ISBN-10: 1559367733

ISBN-13: 9781559367738

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates a thrilling artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce used to be to the Nineteen Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Nineteen Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of nobody else like him in popular culture correct now." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo exhibits, together with Sex, medications, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with my Forehead; Wake Up and odor the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and decisions from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was once provided 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

One of America's most appropriate performers and such a lot cutting edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo exhibits contain Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and level roles. such a lot lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: felony Intent.

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We must have the courage to smash 31 eric bogosian all resistance. The future belongs to the righteous. The future belongs to the strong. The time has come. (Pounds the podium) The time has come to give a lesson to the world. For the good of all we must display our power. We must punish the errant at whatever sacrifice. We must be prepared to lose all, so that we may gain all. We must be prepared to destroy all, so that we prevail over all. We must make the world understand what it means to reckon with absolute power.

I think about the tires, the rubber . . the black rubber. Burning. Melting. Pouring down in ropes, in sheets, in long black ribbons all around me. Twisting all around me. Around and around. Black and tight, close and dark. Holding me. Hiding me in the darkness . . Don’t you love the smell of black rubber? The way it feels against the skin? Maybe not—it’s an acquired taste. Some people never get used to it. You can work your way up: black leather, then black spandex, then black rubber. Tight. Black.

Life-threatening. It must be removed. Perhaps the vocal cords are destroyed in the process; a hole is left. A new voice is created. The whole personality changes. Crippled . . perhaps no voice at all. Mute. The throat is very vulnerable. It must be protected at all costs. Imagine being punched in the throat. Or strangulation. Asphyxiation. Tighter and tighter, then blackout. A piece of wire is all that’s needed. But perhaps the worst of all is the most spectacular: the slitting of the throat with a straight razor.

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