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"Gene Stratton-Porter: A Song In The Wilderness"

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Gard, Lawrence (American playwright, artistic director, actor, 1954- ), "Gene Stratton-Porter: A Song In The Wilderness,"

a 50-minute drama in English about novelist and environmentalist Gene Stratton-Porter (feminist, environmentalist, author, photographer, 1863-1924), set in GSP's new workshop on Catalina Island, late July, 1924,


© 1994 by Lawrence Gard; script/rights available from L. R. Gard, 960 North Ellenberger, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, U.S.A., telephone (home) 317-353-2589, (work) 317-924-5431x4103. Cited by playwright via ftp, September 3, 1997; Gard says,

Synopsis "Novelist/environmentalist/photographer Gene Stratton-Porter has taken a fall while searching for interesting stones on the island of Catalina, and has injured her hand. Arriving at home, she discovers visitors whose appointment she has forgotten and relates why her day is so difficult: having just built this beautiful island retreat, she is haunted by the destruction of her family's farm. While dealing with her personal guilt regarding this loss, she recalls her unique life as a feminist, environmentalist, author and photographer.

Comment "Scripts are $3.00 each. All rights reserved. L. R. Gard is a member of the Dramatists Guild."

Themes environmentalism, feminism, guilt, photography, writing.

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