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An Early Attempt at Racial/Sexual Integration in a Play of Mine

Black and White (1978) How do you fight a battle that has been going on since slavery days? You tackle it head-on. The following play excerpt is all that I have of an idea that I was thinking of ‘fleshing … Continue reading

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One Mustn’t Mock the Afflicted Even in (a) Play

Bankrupture (1978) A bit ahead of the curve, I chose this title for my play about banking and being bankrupt. Now, the word is fair game for everyone, 43 years later. In the play, I discuss what working in a … Continue reading

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Death of the American Dream:

Death of a Salesman (February 10, 1949) I remember studying this play in high school. Even then, it seemed very old-fashioned. Set in the 1940’s, it chronicles the decline and fall of one man, Willy Loman, as he looks back … Continue reading

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When an Author Names a Character to Make a Point

Les Misérables: Cosette It’s a very wee example of the irony that comes from the naming of characters in a story. Victor Hugo has an advantage over the rest of us: he was there during the Paris uprising. So, whether … Continue reading

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Was There Anyone More Miserable Than This Man?

Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) It’s not often that an individual can know exactly when he was conceived, but Victor Hugo did, and he encoded the date into one of his most famous stories. Since Hugo’s … Continue reading

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My Favourite Vancouver Actress

Nicola Cavendish It wasn’t impossible to track this name down: I looked up the Vancouver Playhouse history for 1983-4  and there she was, one of the three writers of North Shore Live. When she acted in this production in North Vancouver … Continue reading

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