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“The Private Life of Richard Tanu”


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Zarko, David (American playwright, theater director, 1949-____), “The Private Life of Richard Tanu,”

a 20-minute comedy in English, set in an ad agency office, London, England, 1994,

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; • © 1994 by David Zarko;  •  in David Zarko's The Private Life of Richard Tanu (Factoryville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: The Author, 1993);  •  script/rights available from David Zarko, P.O. Box 554, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, U.S.A., telephone 570-945-7878, e-mail davidzarko@peoplepc.com, http://mypeoplepc.com/members/davidzarko/; • Cited by David Zarko, via ftp April 30, 2000; Zarko says,

  § Dramatis Personae Andy (f), very animated; Phoebe (f), less so.

  § Synopsis “Two partners in an ad agency riff on a commercial they have booked for software that mimics handwriting.

  § Comment “A short and funny musing on modern absurdities and unpleasant consequences.  •  One set, one scene. Very simple technical requirements.”

  § Themes advertising, booking, computer, handwriting, love letters, partner-partner relationship, responsibility, software, Venice.

See also David Zarko’s

  • forgeries,” a 40-minute comedy-drama in English, set stage left in a brand new regional theater, 1993, 2m
  • Seeking Paris,” a 50-minute 11-scene comedy/drama in English, set on the front steps of a brownstone, New York City, 1996, 2m1f

 

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