Angel of the Battlefield
Whyte, Willis (American playwright, writer, 19__-____), “Angel of the Battlefield,”
a 25-minute historical drama in English, set in a lecture hall in New England, U.S.A., or anywhere, 1876 or anytime,
© 1998 by Willis Whyte;
• in Willis Whyte’s Angel of the Battlefield (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998);
• script/rights available from Willis Whyte, 195 Knight Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home/work) 401-454-0831.
• Cited by Willis Whyte, via ftp September 7, 1999; Whyte says,
Clara Harlowe Barton (f), 55, philanthropist, American Red Cross founder, lecturer.
“In a lecture hall complete with podium and lectern, Clara Barton recounts her life and achievements, remembering incidents and recalling the contributions of women who supported her.
• “This informal biographical dramatization based on a true story is historically accurate. It requires a minimal set, very few props and no costume changes. It occurs in a New England-style lecture hall. Needed are one costume (a nurse’s uniform), a wooden lectern, a side table, water pitcher and glass, all appropriate to 1876. A simple lighting plan should the focus on the performer at all times.
• “The play premiered during Women’s History Month 1999, at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.”
• “My name is Willis Whyte and I am the author of In The Footsteps of Moses; The Story of Harriet Tubman. I have been writing (seriously) for two and a half years; having given up my day job to do so! Yes, I am the original ‘’Mad Woman of . . . .’ I offer much thanks to my friends who supply me with food, drink and postage stamps. And two wonderful sons who help pay my rent and provide me with Internet access so I can pursue this dream! This year I wrote and produced my play The Portrait of an American Heroine: In the Footsteps of Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman In the Footsteps of Moses; The Story of Harriet Tubman celebrates the life of an American heroine with words and music!”—Willis Whyte, http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/masonic/320/id70.htm, accessed May 30, 2007.
1876, American history (1821-1912), American Red Cross, biography, Barton (Clara Harlowe Barton, philanthropist and in 1881 organizer of the American Red Cross, 1821-1912), presentational theatre, women’s history.