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.”
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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