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Dorothy Parker . . . One Foot in Scarsdale


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Fournier, Jack (Franco-American playwright, 1927-____ ), “Dorothy Parker . . . One Foot in Scarsdale,”

a 90-minute comedy, set in New York City/Hollywood, January, 1967,

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© 1996 by Jack Fournier, scripts and rights available from Jack Fournier, 4489 Fairway Drive, North Port, Florida 34287, U.S.A., telephone (home) 941-426-1992, e-mail jackstraw2@juno.com, Website http://www.jackfournier.com. Cited by Jack Fournier, via ftp, July 20, 1998; Fournier says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Dorothy Parker (f), 74, playwright, author, wit.

Synopsis “Dorothy Parker reviews her life as she awaits her judgment. Is she in purgatory, heaven, or some ‘special hell.’ She remembers the Algonquin Round Table and her relationships with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and all the other members of that mythical group.

Comment “‘The most laughs in a long long time . . . .’—Herald Tribune Critic. One of four single character plays in the Algonquin Quartet. ‘Robert Benchley . . . My Life From A To B,’ ‘Alexander Woollcott . . . At Wit's End,’ ‘Neysa McMein . . . Butterfly’ are the other three.  All plays are simple single unit set. Simple lighting. Well within the production scope of a modestly-equipped theatre.” See http://women.eb.com/women/articles/Parker_Dorothy.html. Biographies about her include

Could pair with “Shrew You," a comedy about Shakespeare's afterlife, 2m2f.

Themes afterlife, Algonquin Round Table, Benchley (Robert Charles Benchley, American humorist, 1889-1945), biography, McMein (Neysa McMein, American artist, 1888-1949), Parker (Dorothy Parker, American writer, critic, humorist, 1893-1967), wit, Woollcott (Alexander Woollcott, American writer, 1887-1943).
 

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