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The size of the: 5.69 MB
Edition: Sexto Piso
Date of issue: January 2nd 2009
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The author of the book: Zach Helm
Language: English
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Californian Helm is considered a "boy wonder" in the realms of directing and play- and screenwriting. Like many young playwrights, he began doctoring scripts in Hollywood and eventually had his own scripts accepted. His best-known screenplays resulted in the films Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. In 2007, the actor John Malkovich acted in and directed his play The Good Canary; a Mexican production followed. This translation of Helm's play includes photographs from both the Mexican and the French productions, as well as texts by Malkovich and Fabrizio Mejia Madrid. Like many contemporary plays, Helm touches on modern ailments and alienation, here exploring anorexia, rape, and social expectations. And as in many classics, the tragic heroine here combines touches of Blanche DuBois's vulnerability and Hedda Gabler's cruelty. Despite its New York-centric feel, Helm's play is universal enough to be at home on stages in Mexico City and Paris. The Mexican production of The Good Canary ran for the weeks to sold-out houses. This handsome edition is recommended for libraries and bookstores with strong drama collections.—Catherine Rendón, Savannah, GA

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Ebook El buen canario read Online! Zachariah "Zach" Helm is an American writer and film director.

As a playwright Helm has had two plays produced; Last Chance for a Slow Dance and Good Canary, the latter having its 2007 world premiere in Paris under the direction of John Malkovich. The play received six Moliére nominations, the most of that year and also won France's Crystal Globe award for Best Play.

His debut screenplay, Stranger than Fiction, was directed by Marc Forster and was released on November 10, 2006 and Helm received the National Board of Review award and the PEN USA award for best screenplay.

His directorial debut Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium was released in November 2007.

Helm was raised in Pike, California. He is married to actress Kiele Sanchez.

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