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Kidd, Ronald (American playwright, writer, book and audio producer, 1948-____), "Shaker Loops,"

a 20-minute bare-stage comedy-drama in English, set in Louisville, Kentucky, 1997,

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© 1994 by Ronald Kidd, telephone (home) 615-373-9411, (work) 615-370-1697, fax 615-377-3811; script/rights available from Judy Boals, Berman, Boals & Flynn, 225 Lafayette Street, #1207, New York City 10012, New York, U.S.A., telephone 212-966-8339. Cited by playwright via ftp, September 3, 1997; Kidd says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), newspaperman; _____ (m), salesman; _____ (f), elderly Shaker woman; _____ (f), possibly the last Shaker.

  §  Synopsis The chanted lyrics of Shaker hymns, overlapping and looping back upon themselves, announce the theme in a brief opening scene. Each of the three subsequent scenes presents a variation on that Shaker theme: (1) an encounter between an elderly Shaker woman and a newspaperman who has come to interview her; (2) a monolog by a woman who imagines herself to be the last Shaker; (3) a presentation by a salesman introducing his new Shaker Fifth Avenue line of furniture. The opening theme repeats as the play closes.

  §  Comment Shaker Loops is a theme-and-variations for the stage."

  §  Themes furniture, hymn, journalism, reality, religion, sales, Shaker.
 
 
 
 
 

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