Artist's book (50 work / s)
Code FX0583 Artist's book / Performance
Act. A Game of 52 Soaphorse Operas
Ephemeral publication by Threadneedle Editions, New York
Booklet containing fifty-two instructions
for performances "Cowboy Play"
Unnumbered pages, 10.5 x 7 cm.
Part of the "Ring Binder. Dick Higgins-Ephemera", No. FX0189
"Now one of my most-performed works, these playlets, later reprinted in my book foew&ombwhnw (1969), evoke the theatro sintetico of the Italian futurists as well as "soap operas", serial melodramas on American commercial television, usually sponsored by soap companies, and "horse operas", cowboy movies for pre-adolescents." (D.H.)
Bibl.: D. Higgins, "Bio/Bibliography", Barrytown, New York 1992, p.38.