a 20-minute drama in English, set in a lecturer’s room at an Australian university, afternoon, 1993,
• © 1993 by Jon Elbourne; • in Jon Elbourne’s A Lesson in History (Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia: The Author, 1993), ISBN 0958916837; • script/rights available from Jon Elbourne, 8 Ferndale Street, Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia 2575, telephone (home) 061-48894103; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy of script. • Cited by Jon Elbourne, via ftp, November 12, 2002; Elbourne says,
§ Dramatis Personae Richard Smythe (m), 50, supervising professor; Marie Ronald (f), 35, student; Woman (f), 38, secretary.
§ Synopsis “A somewhat dowdy mature-age student comes to her supervising professor with her latest attempt for a consultation. This is repeated twice, each time there is a costume change and the relationship between the two develops, the students costume becoming more flamboyant each time.
§ Comment “Will the Professor crack? Did the student really mean to tempt him at all? Script shows a little of some new ideas on the presentation of history. • This is a simple play to produce, as all changes occur without a break. • Premiered successfully as part of a triple-bill by The Moss Vale Players [P.O. Box 1359, Bowral, New South Wales 2575, Australia].” • Research tangentially could include Jon Elbourne’s (1) Macbeth: William Shakespeare, a modern language version, ISBN 0958916853, 78 pp., and (2) The Tempest: William Shakespeare, a modern language version, ISBN 0646341782, 85 pp., each a complete (not a rewrite) line-by-line transcription of the play into Modern English, telephone Bowral 02 4883 6069, Australia.
§ Themes academia, consultation, university, teacher-student relationship.
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