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“A Moment of Reflection”

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Boyce, Ian (Australian playwright), “A Moment of Reflection,”

a 20-minute comedy,

2m or 2f,

script/rights available from Ian Boyce, c/o South Australian Writers Theatre, Post Office Box 818, Kent Town 5071, South Australia, Australia. Cited in South Australian One-Act Play Festival 1996 Catalogue (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia: Foundation SA and Scotch College, 1995); Boyce says,

Dramatis Personae __________ (m), a soldier; __________ (m), a soldier.

Synopsis “Two ill-educated but philosophically minded soldiers live a lonely life abandoned to the task of manning a fort somewhere. They amuse themselves with senseless tasks and try to come to understand some of the fundamental questions of life, but they usually get it all wrong. Or do they get it right?”

Comment See the Playwright in Electronic Residence (PIER) program, an Internet based play development workshop created following Studio Z’s online play development workshop with the South Australian Writers' Theatre (SAWT), http://www.artswire.org/~studio/programs/pier/index.htm and http://www.artswire.org/~studio/index.html, both accessed March 26, 1999.

See also Ian Boyce’ “In the Hills of Eden,” a 40-minute drama set in a skeletal lounge/kitchen in suburbia, on or around September 18, 1970, 2m1f.

Themes abandonment, education, fort, loneliness, military, philosophy, senselessness.
 
 
 

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