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Anne Phelan


Phelan, Anne (American playwright, author, 1960-____), “It’s Called Development,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in corporate office, 2002, weekday morning, 2001,

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; • © 2001 by Anne Phelan; • in Anne Phelan’s It's Called Development (New York: The Author, 2001); • script/rights available from Anne Phelan, 208 East 88th Street, #4A, New York City, New York 10128, U.S.A., e-mail phelan1914@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 212-427-6530. • Cited by Anne Phelan via ftp July 16, 2002; Phelan says,

§ Dramatis Personae Amy (f), 30, executive director of a large charitable foundation; Ms. Teufel (f), looks 20 and older, a mysterious potential donor with close connections to Satan; looks 20s, but as old as time (in German, teufel means devil); Kasparina (f), looks 20s-30s, but at least as old as the cockroach, Ms. Teufel’s willing and able assistant.

§ Synopsis “Amy calls on Ms. Teufel to ask for a donation to her foundation. Ms. Teufel persuades Amy to give up her soul, and Kasparina drags Amy to Hell.

§ Comment “A modern retelling of the Faust legend. One scene. In German, teufel means devil. In Goethe’s Faust, Faust’s assistant is Kaspar. • Premiered as part of the "Sin and Virtue" one-act series by the Lab at the Looking Glass Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.A., December, 2001, Julie Balzer, Director. • Research could include Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s (1749-1832’) Faust, I (1808) and II (1832).

§ Themes avarice, Faust legend, greed, sin, temptation.

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