Whyte, Willis (American playwright, writer, 19__-____), An Independent Spirit,” a 25-minute historical drama in English, set in a lecture hall in New England, 1885,
• © 1999 by Willis Whyte; • script/rights available from Willis Whyte, 195 Knight Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home/work) 401-454-0831. • Cited by Willis Whyte, via ftp September 7, 1999; Whyte says,
§ Dramatis Personae Susan B. Anthony (f), 65, reformer, suffragist, lecturer.
§ Synopsis “At a Women’s Rights Conference, Susan B. Anthony recounts her life and achievements, remembering incidents and recalling contributions of women who supported her.
§ Comment “In this informal biographical dramatization, the actress uses a wooden lectern on a podium and a side table with a water pitcher and glass, all circa 1885. The play requires a minimal set, very few props and no costume changes. Only a simple lighting plan is necessary, always with emphasis on the performer. • ‘An Independent Spirit’ premiered during Women’s History Month 1999, at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.”
§ Themes 1885, American history (1820-1906), biography, Anthony (Susan B[rownell] Anthony, U.S. reformer and suffragist, 1820-1906), presentational theatre, women’s history, women’s suffrage.
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