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“Little Death of a Salesman”

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Wilner, Sheri (American playwright, 1969-____), “Little Death of a Salesman,”

a 20-minute drama in English, set in the lobby of the Standish Arms Hotel, 1999,


  •  © 2000 by Sheri Wilner, 221 West 15th Street #1FE, New York, New York 10011, U.S.A., e-mail sheriwilner@hotmail.com;  •  script/rights available from Chris Till, Writers and Artists Agency, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York 10036, U.S.A., telephone 212-391-1112.  •  Cited by Sheri Wilner via ftp August 17, 2001; Wilner  says,

  §  Dramatis Personae The Clerk (m), 30, desk staff at Standish Arms Hotel; The Woman (f), 50, Willy Loman’s lover.

  §  Synopsis “Waiting for him (as she’s done every year) at the Standish Arms Hotel, Willy Loman’s lover tries to figure out why he hasn’t arrived and attempts to engage the disgruntled desk clerk in her fantasies.

  §  Comment “The classic American tragedy, Death of a Salesman, is seen through the eyes of Willy Loman’s lover. •  Two locales need to be indicated: the lobby of the hotel and the woman's room. This needs only minimal scenery (i.e., a desk for the lobby, a chaise for the room). •  ‘Little Death of a Salesman’ was produced at the Boston Women on Top Festival in March 2000.”

  §  Themes anniversary, Death of a Salesman, isolation, desk clerking, extrapolation, fantasy, literary source, lover, Miller (Arthur Miller, American playwright, 1915-____), neglect, waiting, women's issues, Willy Loman.

See also Sheri Wilner’s
  • Bake-Off,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set on the cooking floor of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, 2001, 2m1f
  • Hunger,” a 65-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a small cottage on a Nantucket beach, 2000, 2m1f
  • Joan of Arkansas,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a college library, early summer, 1999, 1m1f

  • Relative Strangers,” a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set on an airplane, 1998, 3f


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