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Johnson, Chris (aka Christopher Johnson, Canadian playwright, professor, 1944-____), “Duet for a Schizophrenic,”

a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 1973,

1m1f (or 3m3f);

  •  © 1973, in Chris Johnson’s Duet for a Schizophrenic: A Short Play in Three Parts (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Pulp Press, 1973), LCCN 77-369728.  •  Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980) ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0;  •  script/rights available from Chris Johnson, Theatre Programme, University College, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada, telephone 204-474-9758, cjohns@ms.umanitoba.ca.

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.

  §  Synopsis “A man and a woman are involved in three separate conversations which explore identity.” —Brock, 183.

  §  Comment Johnson says, “‘Mirrors’ is a section of ‘Duet for a Schizophrenic,’ so they’re not really two plays.”  •  Research could include Chris Johnson’s Essays on George F. Walker: Playing with Anxiety (Winnipeg ; Buffalo : Blizzard, 1999), ISBN 0921368828, LCCN 99230882, 269 pp.

  §  Themes identity, philosophy, schizophrenia.

See also Chris Johnson’s
  • "Mirrors,” a drama in English, 1m1f
  • "Sex, Cold Cans, and a Coffin,” a black comedy in English, 2m2f

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