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“Ghost Writer”

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Tucker, Dave (American playwright, actor, director, 1961-____), “Ghost Writer,”

a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a room in a bed and breakfast, late one night, 2004,


; • © 2004 by Dave Tucker; • in Dave Tucker’s Ghost Writer (Kent, Washington, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Dave Tucker, P.O. Box 4032, Kent, Washington 98089, U.S.A., e-mail dave@davetucker.org, telephone (home) 206-878-2756, http://www.geocities.com/writedavetucker/. • Cited by Dave Tucker via ftp February 19, 2004; Tucker says,

§ Dramatis Personae Steve (m), 35, a writer; Ralph (m), 40, the ghost of an Elizabethan scribe.

§ Synopsis “As a writer works on the biography of a well known celebrity, the ghost of Ralph Crane, a scribe for Shakespeare's plays, appears to him and convinces him to write his own novel.

§ Comment “Simple staging, with minimal props. Room represented by bed and small desk/ chair, with laptop computer and phone. sound: Phone ringing. Ralph requires an Elizabethan costume and ghostly make up.

§ Themes biography, celebrity, ghost writer, Ralph Crane, Shakespeare, scribe, writing.

See also Dave Tucker's

  • "Figment," a 22-minute suspense drama in English in five scenes, set at an unnamed college campus, Monday-Thursday, January, 2002, 1m3f or 4f
  • "Pigz N the Hood," a bare-stage 15-minute comedy in English in five scenes, set once upon a time, 4m or 4f
  • "Pirates and Astronauts," a 10-minute comedy (play within a play) in English, set on an empty stage, 2002, 3m1f

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