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“A Fool’s Audition”

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Curzon, Daniel (American playwright, professor, writer, ____-____), “A Fool’s Audition,”

a 25-minute comedy in English, set in a throne room, the comic past,


;  © 2001 by Daniel Curzon;  •  in Daniel Curzon’s A Fool's Audition (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001);  •  script/rights available from Daniel Curzon, telephone (home)  415-585-3410, e-mail curzon@pacbell.net, http://home.pacbell.net/curzon/.  •  Cited by Daniel Curzon, via ftp, January 11, 2003; Curzon says,

  §  Dramatis Personae King (m), any age, wearing a crown; Advisor (m), any age, wearing a distinctive hat; Fool (m), any age, with a Fool’s cap.

  §  Synopsis “What if you had to try out for the role of entertainer for a cranky king who will behead you if you don’t get the job?

  §  Comment “One scene, one chair, a hat for each character. ‘A Fool's Audition’ won the 2001 Great Platte River Play Contest (University of Nebraska/Kearney) in 2001 and was produced as part of a bill of one-acts there. It was one of four scripts selected out of four hundred entries. ‘A Fool's Audition’ also received Honorable Mention in the Kernodle Play Contest at the University of Arkansas, 2001.  •  Daniel Curzon won the 1999 National New Play Contest for GODOT ARRIVES.”  •  “Daniel Curzon is one of the principal gay writers to walk the minefields of literary and social criticism to make it easier for those who have followed. His works include the landmark novel Something You Do in the Dark (1971), The World Can Break Your Heart (1984), Superfag (1996) and Not Necessarily Nice: Stories (1998) as well as the plays My Unknown Son (Circle Rep Lab, New York, 1987) and 1001 Nights at the House of Pancakes (San Francisco, 1998). He has also written and published non-gay fiction and plays. His plays, both gay and non-gay—three winning contests in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz—have been produced in several cities. His newest novel is available for purchase online, hardback or paperback, at http://www.xlibris.com.OnlyTheGoodParts.html.”—about the authors, http://www.blithe.com/bhq2.4/authors2.4.html, accessed January 12, 2003.

Addendum April 11, 2004: "Baker's Plays has accepted 'A Fool's Audition' for publication. They even asked me to expand it to 25 minutes, so I did."

  §  Themes comedy, historical setting, jester, kings, licensed fool, student theater.

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