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Hosking, Sandra K. (American playwright, teacher, journalist, editorial assistant, 1969-____), “Bemused,”

 a 30-minute comedy, set in an apartment, 2001,

2m1f;

  •  © 2001;  •  in Sandra K. Hosking’s Bemused (Newman Lake, Washington, U.S.A.: Author, 2001), __ pp.;  •  script/rights available from Sandra K. Hosking, 5819 N. Vincent, Newman Lake, Washington 99025, U.S.A., telephone (home) 509-226-2133, e-mail sandykayz@cs.com, www.geocities.com/sandykayz. Cited by Sandra K. Hosking via ftp September 6, 2001; Hosking says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Matthew Packard, male, 20s-30s, a freelance writer who hasn't produced much lately; Damon (m), any age, an unsavory muse; Woman/Calliope (f), 20s-30s, Packard’s date who later turns into Calliope, the head muse.

 §  Synopsis “Matthew Packard wakes up one morning with a hangover and discovers Damon, a muse, sitting on his chest. Damon convinces Packard, a writer, that he needs help getting his career in gear and convinces him to sign a six-month contract. Damon’s ‘inspirational’ style is more like a dictator than a coach, and Packard resists him. Finally, Calliope, the head muse steps in to reveal that Damon is an imposter.

 §  Comment Sandra Hosking teaches workshops at Spokane Civic Theatre and at various places in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. She a reporter at the Journal of Business newspaper, in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.

 §  Themes art, Calliope, muse, mythology, writing.

See also Sandra K. Hosking’s

  • "Detention," a 25-minute black comedy in English, set in a classroom, 1997, 1m1f
  • "Detours," a 25-minute comedy in English, set on a highway, mid-morning, 2002, 2m2f
  • "The Fast Track," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Limbo, or something like it, anytime, 2m2f or 3m1f
  • "Fortune's Fool," a 10-minute or 25-minute comedy in English, set in a palm reader's shop, about 3 a.m., 2000, 1m1f
  • "Homecoming," a 10-minute drama, set in a living room, afternoon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Jacob's Shoe," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a Nazi labor camp, WW II, day, 1m3f
  • "Jessica's Last Day," a 25-minute comedy, set in an office, the present (2004), 2m2f
  • "Object Lesson," a 35-minute drama in English, set in area staging, 1998, 2m1f
  • "Romeo & Juliet: Part II," a 25-minute farce in English, set in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Montague, Verona, Italy, 14 years after the tomb, about 1609 (17th century), 2m1f
  • "Scribbledoodle," a 20-minute absurd comedy in English, set in a room in a house, any time of day, 2000, 1m3f
  • "Sexy Greenspan," a 30-minute comedy in English, set a company lunchroom, lunchtime, early 1997, 1m2f
  • "Twilight Nutcracker," a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a front porch, late afternoon, 2002, 1m3f
  • "What's Mine Is Mine," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in a living room, anytime, 1m1f

 

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted as “A Musing,” September 6, 2001, and updated as “Bemused,” April 30, 2002, which was then updated May 8, October 6, November 26, 2002, January 31, February 1, June 8, 2004, by the Webmaster.
 
 

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