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The Cassandra Complex

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Eisenstein, Linda (American playwright, 1950-____), The Cassandra Complex,

a 10-minute seriocomic monolog, about the Trojan prophetess' talk show appearance,


    © 1995 by Linda Eisenstein, in Linda Eisenstein's anthology Bad Grrrls (Cleveland, Ohio: Herone 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; Eisenstein says,

Dramatis Persona Cassandra (f)

Synopsis "The Trojan prophetess Cassandra, now a contemporary feminist, wonders why no one can hear or believe her prophecies. Was Apollo's curse really because no man wants to hear advice from a smart-ass woman?"

Comment "One of a series of short plays exploring personal transformation. In the series are 'At the Root,' 'The Cassandra Complex,' 'The Club,' 'Golden Gate,' 'In Illo Tempore,' 'The Names of the Beast,' and 'Running from the Red Girl.'. . . NOTE: Production of 'The Cassandra Complex' requires permission from the playwright and a royalty."

Themes Apollo, Cassandra, feminism, Greek mythology, literary character, prophecy, Troy.

See also Linda Eisensteins


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