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A Cock. A Dream. A True Story

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Eisenstein, Linda (American playwright, 1950-____), A Cock. A Dream. A True Story,"

a 15-minute black comic monolog in English about a woman's nightmare of male/female power relations,


    © 1996 by Linda Eisenstein, in the anthology More Monologues for Women by Women, edited by Tori Haring-Smith (New York: Heinemann Press, 1996);    scripts/rights available from Linda Eisenstein via e-mail herone@en.com or http://www.lindaeisenstein.com or via regular mail, Herone Press, P. O. Box 749, Cleveland, Ohio 44107-0749, U.S.A., voice/fax 216-631-5812. Cited by Linda Eisenstein via e-mail herone@en.com, May 19, 1997; Eisenstein says,

  §  Dramatis Persona She (f), old enough to know better.

  §  Synopsis A woman who has recently suffered a major break with a male partner tries to interpret a convoluted nightmare about all the emotional costs of a possible reconciliation.

  §  Comment 'A Cock. A Dream. A True Story' premiered at The Fritz Theatre, San Diego, California, U.S.A. It has received readings at the World Cup Cafe in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Also available in the anthology More Bad Grrrls (Cleveland, Ohio: Herone Press, 1996). . . NOTE: Production of 'A Cock. A Dream. A True Story' requires permission from the playwright and a royalty."

  §  Themes nightmare, rejection.

See also Linda Eisensteins


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