Born March 10,in Dubuque, IA; son of William a meatpacker and Ruth a department store worker; maiden name, McCormick Rabe; married Elizabeth Pan a laboratory technicianmarriage ended ; married Jill Clayburgh an actressMarch, ; children: Army, ; served in Vietnam.
His service in Vietnam has had a major influence on his work, particularly in his early plays. In both The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, which traces a soldier's life from basic training to an ugly and ironic death in Vietnam, and Sticks and Bones, a slightly absurdist play that combines broad satire of U.
Rabe's other plays of the s were also produced there. Set in an army barracks, it is a powerful presentation of the destruction that can result from blind, uncontrolled rage.
Hurlyburlywhich concerns the hollow lifestyle of a group of hip southern California men, began a long run on Broadway in As with many of Rabe's other plays, it explores the horrors that can result from distorted ideas of masculinity. Another recent play, Goose and Tomtomis a forceful drama about two small-time jewel thieves.
In it, Rabe explores the theme of the illusory nature of reality. After an internship at Yale, he was drafted into the Army and served as a lieutenant in Korea from to He finished his surgical residency at Yale in and practiced untilwhen he left his surgical career to write full time.
He wrote horror stories that were published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. He died on June 15, at the age of A Question of Mercy: A Play Based on the Essay by Richard Selzer (Rabe, David) by David Rabe (Jan 7, ) By Jack Selzer - Argument in America: Essential Issues, Essential Texts: 1st (first) Edition by Jack Selzer (Dec 19, ).
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After retiring from medicine, Selzer wrote a play, The Black Swan, based on his short story. It was produced in St. Louis in Playwright David Rabe adapted Selzer's "A Question of Mercy" into a play performed at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. .