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"The Farm Bill"

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Dworkin, Susan (American playwright, writer, novelist, journalist, 1941- ), "The Farm Bill,"

a 40-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an office of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., 9:30 a.m., Monday, 1996,

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© 1996, script/rights available from Susan Dworkin c/o Jason Fogelson, William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York 10019, U.S.A. Cited by playwright via ftp June 23, 1997; White says,

Dramatis Personae Luana (f), a Department of Agriculture clerk; Hector (m), a very high official; Polly (f), Luana's boss; _______ (m)

Synopsis "A lowly clerk at the Department of Agriculture arrives at her office. She drinks coffee, hums an old song. In walks Hector, a very high official, upset because he cannot find the Farm Bill, the huge compendium of policies and programs that controls American agricultural policy. Luana, the clerk, says she does not know where it is. Her boss, Polly, arrives, cheery and chipper. Hector is suspicious of both women. He soon discovers that Luana has hidden the Farm Bill. In so doing, he cuts to the heart of one woman's American revolution."

Themes agriculture, bureaucracy, feminism, government policy, worm turns.




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