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Letcher, Marshaline (American playwright, genealogist, writer, 19__-____), "Blood Pressure,"

a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office/living room, weekday from morning to afternoon, 2004,

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; © 2004 by Marshaline Letcher; • in Marshaline Letcher’s Blood Pressure (Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Marshaline Letcher, P. O. Box 3112, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, U.S.A., e-mail MarsLetch@aol.com, telephone (home) 212-920-1705. • Cited by Marshaline Letcher via ftp October 22, 2005; Letcher says,

§ Dramatis Personae Joe Nelson (m), 65, African American, husband of Geraldine; Dr. Herrera (m), 55, medical doctor; Geraldine Nelson (f), 65, African American, wife of Joe.

§ Synopsis "Geraldine displays destructive behavior. It has a deadly effect on her. Neither her husband Joe nor Dr. Herrera can get her to change her behavior and save her own life.

§ Comment "This one-scene play has enjoyed three public readings in New York City. • Marshaline Letcher started writing plays in the mid-1980s. She received a grant in 1984 for her first full-length play, Marcella's Song.

§ Themes marriage, self-destruction.

See also Marshaline Letcher’s

  • "The Green Duck," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a family living room, Friday evening, 2005, 2m2f
  • "Pap Smear," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, 2005, 2m2f

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