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Three smart young women—the scholarly Ruth, her poet roommate Lucy, and their exotic, provocative neighbor Anna—are obsessed with games of all kinds. Theyve devoted themselves to both the academic study of play and the design of games based on the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University, from Grants Tomb to the former insane asylum that once stood where the campus is now. When Annas mysterious brother Anders gets involved and introduces live-action role-playing based on classic Greek tragedy, theory goes into practice and the stakes are raised. Told in a variety of formats—including Gchat and blog posts—that bring the fraught drama of Euripides screaming into the 21st century, The Magic Circle is an intellectual thriller like no other.

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Three young women are obsessed with games of all kinds, devoting themselves to both the academic study of play and the design of games based on the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University. When live-action role-playing based on classic Greek tragedy is introduced, the games get dangerous.

 

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Three young female academics design daring, boundary-pushing games—until one of them goes too far, in this contemporary thriller by an acclaimed Columbia University professor.   Three young women—scholarly Ruth, poet Lucy, and the provocative visiting Swedish scholar Anna—are obsessed with games of all kinds, devoting themselves to the academic study of play as well as designing games inspired by the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University, from Grants Tomb to the former insane asylum.

When Annas mysterious brother Anders gets involved, introducing live-action role-playing (LARP) based on classic Greek tragedy, the games become even more exciting—and deadly.

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ISBN:
9780544028098
Author:
Davidson, Jenny
Publisher:
New Harvest
Subject:
Games-Video Games
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Three young women are obsessed with games of all kinds, devoting themselves to both the academic study of play and the design of games based on the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University. When live-action role-playing based on classic Greek tragedy is introduced, the games get dangerous.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

Three young female academics design daring, boundary-pushing games—until one of them goes too far, in this contemporary thriller by an acclaimed Columbia University professor.   Three young women—scholarly Ruth, poet Lucy, and the provocative visiting Swedish scholar Anna—are obsessed with games of all kinds, devoting themselves to the academic study of play as well as designing games inspired by the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University, from Grants Tomb to the former insane asylum.

When Annas mysterious brother Anders gets involved, introducing live-action role-playing (LARP) based on classic Greek tragedy, the games become even more exciting—and deadly.

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