PRESTO PRONTO short plays by Prestininzi. READING IN BED: one woman and two men become overtaken by their desire for power without pain. Gratification is sought in a common bed and a coveted book; THE BATH: a washerwoman, the male body, and a good scrub combine to create a drastic case of stage fright and male bravado; BEGIN. OR?: an old man in theatrical denial outlasts the demands and heartbreak of the dying stage; NORA'S EXIT: a second look at Ibsen's infamous feminist door slam invites a new avante-garde reaction and celebration.