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“Children of the Levant”

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Cotterill, Ken (Australian playwright, librarian, 1950-____), “Children of the Levant,”

a 30-minute drama in English, set in Bethlehem, Israel, morning, 1992,


© 1992 by Ken Cotterill, script/rights available from Ken Cotterill, 10 Caterina Close, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia, telephone (home) (07)40923685, (work) (07)40928497, fax (07) 40923593. Cited by Ken Cotterill, via ftp, August 16, 1998; Cotterill says,
Dramatis Personae Moshe (m), a young part-time soldier; _______ (f), a young Palestinian girl.

Synopsis “A car bomb has exploded killing six Israeli schoolchildren. Moshe, a young part-time soldier, has just witnessed the scene. After helping clear up the mess he
travels back to his university where he is an agriculture student. He hitch-hikes back. On the road he sees a young Palestinian girl waiting by a bus stop. Confused by the morning’s events he verbally then physically attacks her. The girl tries to match him intellectually,  debating the full gamit of the Israeli-Palestinian question. They part friends, then the girl
reveals who she really is—the one who planted the car bomb.”

Comment ________________.

Themes agriculture, assassination, bus stop, car bomb, death, debate, explosion, first encounter, friendship, hitch-hiking, killing, Israeli-Palestinian relations, military, school children, travel, university, witness, student.

See also Ken Cotterill’s:

  • Lee,” a 33-minute drama in English, set in police headquarters, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 24, 1963, 3m1f

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