"Clara"

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Miller, Arthur (American playwright, screen writer, novelist, 1915- ), "Clara,"

a drama,

3m1f,

in Arthur Miller's Danger: Memory, ISBN 0-8222-0268-9, DPS 1526, acting edition (published with and can pair with "I Can't Remember Anything," a drama, 1m1f), script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, e-mail postmaster@dramatists.com, http://www.dramatists.com. Cited to present author by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail hubby@interport.net, March 20, 1997; the citation says,

Synopsis ". . . [A]n aging father is forced to come to grips with the crushing reality of his daughter's senseless murder. Grilled relentlessly by a dispassionate detective, the father is unable to bring his memory into focus until, in the trenchant monologue recalling a disquieting incident from his wartime experience, the past suddenly clarifies the present and, relieving the father's tortured conscience, unlocks the damning evidence which the detective has been seeking.

Comment "Produced to critical and popular acclaim as part of the premiere season of New York's newly reopened Lincoln Center Theater, these outstanding plays find one of our theatre's master playwrights at the height of his powers. Reflecting the author's deep-seated social concerns, the plays probe compassionately into the personal and human sides of lives caught in the grip of forces beyond their control. . . . '[T]wo brilliant new one-act plays by Arthur Miller[. H]is ironically compassionate awareness touches all our lives.'-Morna Murphy-Martell, The Hollywood Reporter. . . . 'Arthur Miller is the American Ibsen.'-William Henry, III, Time. . . . 'It is truly an event when a playwright of his stature takes to the public stage after a long absence.'-Marilyn Stasio, N.Y. Post. . . . 'Arthur Miller's admirable voice of conscience remains firm as always.'-Frank Rich, N.Y. Times."

Themes detective, family, father-daughter, interview, memories, murder.

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