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"Passing"

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Wilkie, Alexander (American playwright, professor, May 14, 1958- ), "Passing,"

a drama in English set in a professor's office at a liberal arts college, afternoon, 1994,

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© 1994, script/rights available from Alexander Wilkie, 147 West Central Avenue, Moorestown, New Jersey 08057, U.S.A., telephone (home) 609-727-0267, or email Forrest37.aol.com. Cited by playwright via ftp, July 21, 1997; Wilkie says,

  §  Dramatis Personae ________ (f), a student; _________ (m), a professor; _________ (m), ___________

  §  Synopsis A female student comes to her professor to plead for more time to complete her final paper. She also reveals that she is in love with him. The professor, who had been a famous author in his 20s, at first rejects her advances, but her persistence and her enthusiasm for his early novels begins to win him over. However, he decides her advances are only intended to get a passing grade. He rebuffs her, and she leaves distraught. It is only after she leaves that he finds out that she had already submitted the paper and received a high grade.

  §  Themes academia, paper, rejection, writing.

See also Alexander Wilkie’s

 

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