Morton, Guy, (Australian playwright, 19__- ), Con-Artist,
a 40-minute comedy set in an ugly, messy shop, 8:58 a.m., 1991,
© 1995 by Guy Morton, script/rights available from Guy Morton firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail 8 Wilcox Street, Prestson, Victoria 3072, Australia. Text on Web site http://www.alchemy.com.au. Cited by Guy Morton to present author via e-mail email@example.com February 11, 1996; Morton says,
Synopsis A man attempts to sell some fairly ordinary paintings. A madman arrives and disrupts his efforts. The man fails to sell any paintings.
Comment The play poignantly explores themes relating to art and self-expression and ideas of self worth. Probably requires someone to create some pretty bad paintings to fit the descriptions within the text. Other than that staging is simple: all of the action in the one place. The roles are all reasonably meaty. The central figure has several long monologues and quite a bit of emotional ground. The female character, open to interpretation, provides more challenge in the area of characterisation. The smaller male part would be a fun cameo for someone whose forté is hammy Shakespearean acting. Written in 1991, first published on the Web in 1995.
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