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“Shadow Play”

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Blatner, Barbara [Ann] (American playwright, poet, composer, university professor, 1949-____), “Shadow Play,”

a drama in English, set in a bedroom, 4:15 a.m., 1992,


; • © 1992 by Barbara Blatner; • in Barbara Blatner’s Shadow Play (Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: The Author, 1992); • script/rights available from Barbara Blatner, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143, U.S.A., telephone 212-960-5328. • Cited by Barbara Blatner via ftp blatner@yu.edu, August 30, 1995; Blatner adds,

§ Comment “The play is minimalist and abstractly spiritual/psychological. Pauses and silences are approximate, but less so in part three. Silences need to be ‘played’ as subtext throughout. The three parts of the play are not sequential; they are three different takes on the same situation. Presented in a staged reading in the Cleveland Public Theatre’s 1993 New Plays Festival.” • “[Barbara Blatner’s] verse play for Epiphany, ‘No Star Shines Sharper,’ was published by Baker's Plays in 1990, aired repeatedly on National Public Radio stations and acquired by New York's Museum of Television and Radio. Her 13-minute opera about the lives of artists, ‘Clay/Paint/Poetry’ was presented at the Byrdcliffe Theatre in Woodstock [, New York, U.S.A.]. ‘Grassy Knoll’ was produced in the First Annual Boston Theatre Marathon and appeared in Baker's Plays anthology of plays selected from that event. ‘Shadow Play’ received a workshop production in the Cleveland Public Theatre's New Plays Festival. Barbara's chapbook of poems, The Pope in Space, was published by Intertext Press in 1986; poems, fiction and reviews have appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New York Quarterly, Lift, Apalachee Quarterly, 13th Moon, and others. Ms. Blatner teaches at Yeshiva University. She received a Doctor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a B.A. in Music from Vassar College.”—Mystic Theatre, http://www.users.nac.net/mystic/poems.html#Blatner, accessed June 11, 2004.

§ Themes bed, minimalism, perspective.

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