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“The Poetics of HIStory”

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Du Cadillac, Deleroi (American playwright, filmmaker, sound designer, office clerk, 1976-____), “The Poetics of HIStory,”

a 20-minute experimental farce in English, set in a living room, 1950s through 1990s,


  •  © 2000 by Deleroi Du Cadillac;  •  script/rights available from Deleroi Du Cadillac, 1920 Pine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, U.S.A., e-mail deleroi76@yahoo.com, contact by telephone only  (home) 504-782-0750.  •  Cited by Deleroi Du Cadillac via ftp August 22, 2001; Du Cadillac says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Man (m), 38, _____; Woman (f), 36, _____; Daughter (f), 28, _____.

  §  Synopsis “Woman informs the audience that her attempt to murder her husband, Man, will be unsuccessful. Man begins his useless attempts to convince his wife first, to cook him steak and eggs, and second, to have another son to replace the one that died in Vietnam. When Daughter returns home from the Gulf War, a struggle between husband and wife over their daughter staying or not results in the death of Woman.

  §  Comment “Bare bones props, visual world dependent on dialogue and creativity of direction; poetic mixed with raw humor. Room for experimentation.”  •  Research could include Deleroi Du Cadillac’s “Interior Church,” a 15-minute comedy, set in a rural black church, Sunday morning, 2000, 3m2f, available from playwright.

  §  Themes feminism, murder, racism, television, war.

See also Deleroi Du Cadillac's

  • Interior Church,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a rural black church, Sunday morning, 2000, 2m2f (+ optional m extra)


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