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The pushcart peddlers The flatulist & other plays by Murray Schisgal

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Published by Dramatists Play Service in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


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Statementby Murray Schisgal.
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LC ClassificationsPS3569.C5 P8
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4142859M
LC Control Number80121547

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The pushcarts have declared war! New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. But the trucks are just as determined to get rid of the pushcarts, and chaos results in the city.4/5(17). The "Push-Cart Peddlers' Trust," composed of the United Push-Cart Peddlers' Association, the City Peddlers' Association of Greater New York, the East Side Citizens' Peddlers' Union, New York. The pushcarts have declared war! New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. The first play, The Pushcart Peddlers, is an immigrant story of struggle, love, and the ascent into the American dream. Fresh off-the-boat-greenhorn, Shimmel, on his first day in the United States, meets a canny, fast-talking banana peddler, Cornelius, and is inveigled into buying his pushcart business.

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