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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book store owner, educator, 1965-____), “Circe,”

a 5-minute dramatic dance piece in English, set at the gates of Mount Olympus, mythological Greece,

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; • © 1992 by Roy C. Booth; • in Roy C. Booth’s Circe (Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 1992); • script/rights available from Roy C. Booth, 3811 6th Avenue West, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, U.S.A., telephone (home/work) 218-262-4744, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com. • Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp February 7, 2004; Booth says,

§ Dramatis Personae Lachesis (f), maiden daughter of Necessity, one of the Three Fates; Clotho (f), matron daughter of Necessity, one of the Three Fates; Atropos (f), crone daughter of Necessity, one of the Three Fates; Circe (f), Daughter of the Sun, immortal sorceress.

§ Comment “No set, basic lighting. • Premiered as a dramatic dance piece and prologue to Jean Anouilh's Medea as directed by Alan Yeong at Bemidji State University, Minnesota, U.S.A., in 1992. Requests for the script for similar productions over the years have merited its inclusion in this guide.” • “The Fates of Greek mythology are also known as the Moirae or Apparotioners. These three females decide how long every individual is going to live. They were sometimes considered superior to the gods. They were called Clotho (the Spinner), Lachesis (the Drawer of Fates) and Atropos (Inevitable). Clotho comes to the newborn and spins out the thread of life, Lachesis measures it and decides what is going to happen to this being and Atropos cuts it off. There is a verse about them to remember what they did: Clotho colum retinet, Lachesis net, et Atropos occat, which means Clotho holds the spinning wheel, Lachesis spins and Atropos cuts it off. They are often imagined sitting around a cauldron or a spinning wheel.”—Myths, http://home.swipnet.se/gabi/myths.htm, accessed February 8, 2004.

§ Themes “Greek mythology, fate, hubris, magic, mortality.”

See also

Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____)

  • "Alvissmal," a 10-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in outside Thrudheim, Thor's home in Asgard, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m
  • "Cafe a la Ionesco," a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999, 3m1f
  • "The Coat," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • "The Coldest Time of the Year," a 20-minute children's play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • "The Confession," a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • "Do You Think Dogs Think? Part I" a 10-minute postmodern comedy in English, set in a college office, today, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "He Who Gets Laughed At Last," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996, 2m2f
  • "No Uncertain Terms," a 60-minute postmodern drama on comedy, translated by Roy C. Booth and Peter Birmanns from the German original, set in the headquarters of the Black and White Party, last week, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "The Peasant and the Waterman," a 15-minute children's play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • "Ratopolis," a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)
  • "Vafthrudnismal," a 12-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in Asgard, then the Giant Vafthrudnir's hall, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m1f
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1969-____) Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/bookstore owner, 1965-____) and Louise Bottrell (American playwright, retired secretary, 1936-____)
  • "The Glover'sMange Cure Caper," set in the family living room and in a general store, a Midwestern town, U.S.A., early fall, 1949, a 25-minute youth comedy in English, set in a family living room and in a general store, a Midwestern town, U.S.A., early fall, 1949, 1m3f
Booth, Roy (American playwright, comicbook/games/book store owner, 1965-____), and Gary Eustice (American playwright, counselor, 1951-____)
  • "Broken Sacrament," a 30-minute drama in English, set in a small apartment, 1974, 2m2f
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/bookstore owner, 1965-____), and Russel J. Krook III (American playwright, arcade manager, 197_?-____)
  • "Snipes' Hunt," a 15-minute suspense drama in English, set in a cell in Nin'Dalb Prison, Northern France, evening, late 1980s, 4m
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/bookstore owner, educator, 1965-____), and Michael Paslawski (American playwright, writer, 1977-____) Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Shane K. Robertson (American playwright, student, 1967-____)

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