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“Looking for Aeschylus”

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Silver, Dick (aka H. Richard Silver, American playwright, writer, 1949-____), “Looking for Aeschylus,”

a 6-minute comedy in English, set at the information desk of a library, any afternoon, 2002,

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; • © 2002 by Dick Silver; • in Dick Silver’s Looking for Aeschylus (Sagaponack, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script available from H. Richard Silver, P.O. Box 194, Sagaponack, New York 11962, U.S.A., e-mail silverplay433@cs.com, telephone (home) 631-537-2073, (work) 212-980-2768 • rights available from H. Richard Silver, 433 East 56th Street, New York, New York 10022. • Cited by Dick Silver via ftp January 16, 2004; Silver says,

§ Dramatis Personae Thornton (m), about 30, Harvard grad; Melanie (f), 23, a librarian from Smith, pretty.

§ Synopsis “Thornton is writing a magazine piece and seeks help in finding certain books. Melanie, the librarian, makes a botch of things because she can't spell. But each finds something in the other that makes up for all the miscues.

§ Comment “One scene, street clothes, one setting, and no production history. Designed as a curtain raiser to put the audience in a good mood for whatever follows.”

§ Themes curtain raiser, cute miscues, feel good, library, journalism, research, spelling.



See also Dick Silver's

  • "The End of the Line," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a rural train station near the ocean, 6:00 a.m. on a summer morning, 2001, 2m1f

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