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Strick, Joseph (American playwright, director, writer, adapter, 1923-____), and Cary Hollinshead (American playwright, writer-adapter, 1974-____), “The Devil,”

a 15-minute Renaissance slapstick farce in English, adapted from a story in Gargantua and Pantagruel, by Rabelais, staged in  public spaces in towns, villages and cities in the Sixteenth  Century A.D.

2m1f;  •  © 2000 by Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead,  29 rue de Tournon, 75006 Paris, France, telephone 331-4354-2712, fax 331-4051-7927, strick@noos.fr;  •  script/rights available from Richard Hatton Ltd, Agent, 29 Roehampton Gate, London SW15, England, e-mail richardhatton99@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by Joseph Strick via ftp September 25, 2001; Strick says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Choleric Peasant (m), riddled with superstition, a xenophobe; Red Head (m), a devil or not?; Wife (f), the long-suffering mate to the Choleric Peasant.

  §  Synopsis “The Choleric Peasant, angry at seeing an outsider, charges him with being a devil and challenges him to a contest. The Red Head arrives to see the Choleric Peasant has absented himself, and the Wife and the Red Head make the best of the absence of the unpleasant husband.

  §  Comment “‘The Devil’ ridicules provincial prejudice and narrow-minded pseudo-religion.”  •  Research could include Oscar Mandel's Five Comedies of Medieval France (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1970), ISBN 0-525-47276-2.

  §  Themes exclusionary practices, prejudice, sexual revenge.
 

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