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Cotterill, Ken (Australian playwright, librarian, 1950-____), “Lee,”

a 33-minute drama in English, set in police headquarters, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 24, 1963,


© 1993 by Ken Cotterill, script/rights available from Ken Cotterill, 10 Caterina Close,
Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia, telephone (home) 07-40923685m, fax 07-40923593. Cited by Ken Cotterill, via ftp, July 30, 1998; Cotterill says,
Dramatis Personae Lee (m), a suspect; FBI Agent (m), interrogation officer; FBI Agent (f), interrogation officer; __________ (m), ____________.

Synopsis “Two FBI agents interrogate Lee in the Dallas police HQ over Lee's involvement in the assassination of the President. The Male FBI agent thinks that Lee is more than he is making out whilst the Female FBI agent thinks Lee is guilty. Tension arises between the two agents as Lee begins to crack. Lee reveals his real role in the plot, but the Female FBI agent does not believe him. Lee is led to his death in the underground parking lot.”

Comment Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963), “assassin; born in New Orleans. After a troubled youth, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps (1956-59). Renouncing his U.S. citizenship, he lived in the Soviet Union (1959-62), then returned with his Russian wife to live in Texas. He shot and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas (1963) and two days later was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner. The question whether he was acting on his own seemed destined to divide people for the foreseeable future.”—Biography.com, http://www.biography.com, accessed August 7, 1998.

Themes assassination, conspiracy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, guilt, interrogation, Kennedy (John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President, 1961-1963), Oswald (Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, 1939-1963).

See also Ken Cotterill’s:

Children of the Levant,” a 30-minute drama in English, set in Bethlehem, Israel, morning, 1992, 1m1f


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