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Deverell, Rex (Canadian playwright, 1941-___), “Melody Meets the Bag Lady,”

a modern morality drama in English for young audiences,

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   © 1984 by Rex Deverell;  •  in Rex Deverell’s Melody Meets the Bag Lady (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Union of Canada, 19__), ISBN 1551730561;  •  in Eight Plays for Young People (Edmonton, Canada: NeWest Press, 1984), edited by Joyce Doolittle, containing William Horrocks’ “Vandal,” 3m1f; W. O. Mitchell’s “The Day Jake Made Her Rain,” 3m1f; or Brian Paisley’s “Tikta’liktak,” 2m1f ;  •  scripts available from NeWest Publishers Limited, Suite 204, 8631 - 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E8, Canada; amateur rights available through Playwrights Union of Canada, 54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5T 1A5, Canada, telephone 416-703-0201, fax 416-703-0059, e-mail cdplays@interlog.com; professional rights may be obtained from the author via the Playwrights Union of Canada; scripts available from NeWest Publishers Limited, Suite 204, 8631 - 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E8, Canada; amateur rights available through Playwrights Union of Canada, 54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5T 1A5, Canada, telephone 416-703-0201, fax   416-703-0059, e-mail cdplays@interlog.com; professional rights may be obtained from the author via the Playwrights Union of Canada.  •  Cited by Chris Johnson to present author via e-mail cjohns@cc.UManitoba.CA, July 13, 1995, and updated by Rex Deverell, e-mail crs1187@inforamp.net, May 4, 1998; Johnson adds,

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), _____; Melody (f), _____; _____ (f), a bag lady; _____ (f), _____.

  §  Synopsis “As a school project, Melody tries to change a bag lady into a ‘normal’ citizen and in the process learns about individuality.”—Chris Johnson, e-mail, July 13, 1995.

  §  Another Synopsis “A bag lady loses her individuality in a ‘habit removing machine’ and gains the audience's sympathy until she is changed back.”—Rex Deverell, http://www.puc.ca/cgi-bin/puc/catalogue.cgi?function=detail&Authors_uid=82, accessed August 4, 2001.

  §  Comment Deverell was at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, from 1972 to 1991. He now resides in Toronto, Canada.

  §  Themes bag lady, education, generation gap, homelessness, individuality, normalcy, project, school, sociology, transformation.
 

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