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Pablo Picasso play to get a reading in NYC

The first of two plays written by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso will receive a reading at the Guggenheim in New York to coincide with an exhibition of his black-and-white work.

Composed in 1941, during four days of illness, Desire Caught By the Tail is a surrealist, non-linear farce that reportedly out-Becketts Samuel Beckett. Its second act consists of five pairs of feet outside the doors of hotel rooms, saying "My chilblains. My chilblains. My chilblains." This is then followed by a stage direction that calls for "the dancing shadows of five monkeys eating carrots".

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